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Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day Set

The site’s new irrigation system provides research opportunities.

A field day will be held at the North Dakota State University Oakes Irrigation Research Site - Robert Titus Research Farm on Thursday, Aug. 18.

“This field day will provide us the opportunity to present our newly expanded research farm with state-of-the-art irrigation technology, the newly installed horizontal well and cutting-edge UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) sensing systems,” says Kelly Cooper, research agronomist at the Robert Titus Research Farm.

The approximately 40-acre site, which is 4.5 miles south of Oakes on North Dakota Highway 1, is a substation of the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

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

  • Welcome and how the Oakes Irrigation Research Site complements the NDSU Research Extension Center system - Blaine Schatz, Carrington Research Extension Center director
  • Overview of the Oakes site’s projects and how the new irrigation system is being utilized to provide new opportunities for research - Cooper
  • Potato variety development at the site - Susie Thompson, NDSU potato breeder
  • Given the fluctuations in corn prices, what are possible agronomic management decisions? - Greg Endres, area Extension cropping systems specialist at the Carrington center
  • Improving white mold management in soybeans, and field pea research at the Oakes site for statewide benefit - Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist at the Carrington center
  • NDSU soybean variety development program - Ted Helms, NDSU soybean breeder
  • Horizontal wells and new opportunities for irrigation - Tom Scherer, NDSU Extension agricultural engineer
  • UAV technologies, including high-resolution (1.25-inch) images taken at the Oakes site, with a demonstration if weather permits - Paulo Flores, nutrient management specialist at the Carrington center

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 https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - July 20, 2016

Source:Kelly Cooper, 701-742-2744, kelly.c.cooper@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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