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Nesson Valley Irrigation Research Site Field Day

July 25, 2012 - Nesson Valley Irrigation Research Site Field Day

The 2012 Nesson Valley Field Day, part of the MonDak Showcase will be held on July 25th 2012. It will take place at the Williston Research Extension Center’s Irrigation Site at Nesson Valley 25 miles east of Williston on Highway 1804. The tour will be somewhat different then it has been in the previous years. It will start at 8:00 am with coffee and rolls in the shop. Then at 8:30 the tour will get underway. There will be 7 stops this year. Jim Staricka, a soil scientist for the Williston Research Extension Center will discuss water use efficiency in malt barley, hard red spring wheat, sugarbeets, and potatoes. Michael Wunsch, a plant pathologist from the Carrington Research Extension Center will discuss his fungicide research in pulse and oilseed crops, with an emphasis in lentils, field peas, chickpeas, and safflower. Bart Stevens, an Agronomist for the USDA/ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory will give an update on their research and new projects.  Chet Hill, Ag Diversification Area Specialist and Cameron Wahlstrom, Irrigation Research Specialist for the Williston Research Extension Center will give an update on Variety Performance Trials. Jeff Miller, Potato Research Specialist for the University of Minnesota and Susie Thompson, Potato Breeder for NDSU will discuss Potato research and give an update on their Potato Breeding Programs. Tyler Tjelde, Irrigation Research Agronomist for the Williston Research Extension Center will give an update on the irrigated research projects taking place at Nesson. Following the tour, a light lunch will be provided at The Links Golf Course at 11:30 am

Tyler Tjelde (701) 774-4315
Irrigation Agronomist, NDSU Williston Research Extension Center
Tyler.Tjelde@ndsu.edu

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