Extension and Ag Research News


Row-crop Tour Set at Carrington Research Extension Center

The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center is hosting a row-crop field tour on Thursday, Aug. 30. The tour will begin at 4 p.m. and conclude with a sponsored supper. Farmers, crop advisers, agricultural industry representatives and those interested in row-crops are invited to attend.

Participants will view field research trials and receive production recommendations on sunflowers, dry beans, soybeans and corn, according to Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Service area agronomist.

“Our objective is to concisely show and discuss as many research trials as possible to give participants information and ideas they can utilize for their farms or agribusinesses,” Endres says.

The tour agenda includes:

  • Dry bean variety performance and plant establishment (tillage systems, planting dates and row spacing)
  • Corn-growing season review, plant establishment and intensive management (hybrids, plant populations and use of special seed and foliar products)
  • Soybean varieties, plant establishment and nutrition, plus special inputs
  • Row-crop disease management with emphasis on seed treatments and white mold (sclerotinia)

Tour speakers include NDSU agronomists, plant breeders and plant pathologists, plus industry agronomists.

North Dakota commodity organizations associated with the crops covered during the tour are refreshment and meal sponsors and will provide brief updates on their activities during supper.

Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.

Additional information about the tour is available from the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or on the Web at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 17, 2012

Source:Greg Endres, (701) 652-2951, gregory.endres@ndsu.edu
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, richard.mattern@ndsu.edu
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