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Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day Set

The field day is scheduled for Aug. 27.

A field day will be held at the North Dakota State University Oakes Irrigation Research Site on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

“This field day will provide us the opportunity to present new research-based information to producers and showcase research projects being conducted at Oakes,” says Blaine Schatz, director and research agronomist at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

The approximately 20-acre site, which is 4.5 miles south of Oakes on North Dakota Highway 1, is associated with the Carrington center.

The field day will begin with refreshments at 8:45 a.m. The tour will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Topics that will be covered and the presenters are:

  • Corn plant development this season and a review of the new nitrogen fertilizer recommendations - Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension agronomist
  • Updates on managing white mold (sclerotinia) disease in dry bean and soybean - Michael Wunsch, Carrington center plant pathologist
  • Highlights of soybean production research and recommendations - Greg Endres, Carrington center Extension agronomist
  • Impact of residue removal and nitrogen fertility in strip-till corn - Endres and Mike Ostlie, Carrington center research agronomist
  • Resistant-weed management in soybean and corn - Ostlie
  • Sulfur fertility research in corn - Jasper Teboh, Carrington center soil scientist
  • Results and experiences from a regional energy/industrial beet project - Schatz

Tour participants also will have the opportunity to review the site’s irrigated corn hybrid and soybean performance tests.

For more information, contact the Carrington Research Extension Center at (701) 652-2951 or visit its website at

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Aug. 6, 2014

Source:Blaine Schatz, (701) 652-2951,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, (701) 231-5391,
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