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Dickinson Research and Extension Center Field Day

When Jul 12, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Dickinson Research and Extension Center, 1041 State Ave., Dickinson, ND
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Contact Phone 701-456-1106
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The NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center annual Summer Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Center headquarters (Big Red Barn Building) at 1041 State Ave in Dickinson. The half-day program begins at 8:30 in the morning.

            NDSU Area Cropping Systems Specialist Ryan Buetow is coordinating the half-day program which will focus on a wide range of methods and management practices that can assist producers with crop evaluation and soil improvement. Strip till presentations will be one major focus of the program.

            JB Heber, a producer from Zell, SD, will provide a firsthand account of cover crop and biological strip till management and Dr. Joel Ransom, NDSU researcher, will discuss how strip till affects corn.  

            NDSU agricultural machines specialist John Nowatzki will lead a presentation on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly called drones. In addition, Nowatzki will talk about the normalized difference vegetation index. NDVI is a graphical indicator that assesses live green vegetation.

            A special weed identification open table will be available for review by producers and discussion with presenters.

            Other speakers included Dave Frenzen, NDSU; Bob Weigelt, DuPont; Dennis Wiesenborn, NDSU; and Frayne Olson, NDSU.

            The full schedule and topics of discussion are as follows:

Time                  Topic                                                                          Speaker

8:30-8:50          Registration                                                              

8:30-8:50          Weed ID open table                                                 

8:50-9:00          Welcome, Projects this year at the DREC                Dr. Ringwall and Ryan Buetow

9:00-9:40          UAV and NDVI, how to use on the farm                John Nowatzki, NDSU

9:40-10:10        Late season applications and fertilizer update          Dr. Dave Franzen, NDSU

10:10-10:30      Bio Strip-till, a firsthand account                              JP Heber, producer

10:30-11:00      Strip-till and how it affects corn                               Dr. Joel Ransom, NDSU

11:00-11:30      “Sprayer Clean-Out & Watch Outs”                         Bob Weigelt, DuPont

11:30-11:45      Coated confection kernel for precision planting       Dr. Dennis Wiesenborn, NDSU

11:45-12:05      Marketing year round, outlook and update               Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU

12:05               Weed ID open table & Lunch                                       


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