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Hettinger Research Extension Center Field Tour Set

Producers will have a chance to learn about new crop varieties and agronomic practices.

The annual North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center (HREC) field tour will be held July 12 beginning at 5 p.m. MDT.

The annual crop tour will begin at the new Agronomy and Range Research Laboratory next to the old Research Center office building.

This year’s tour includes a spray table demonstration to show the differences in drift between conventional nozzles and drift-reducing nozzles, and a discussion of small-grain diseases and their management. The field tour also will include side-by-side comparisons of new varieties of spring wheat, durum wheat and barley, along with presentations on soybean-planting date and weed-control research.

Participants also will have the opportunity to see trials of several other crops being grown at the HREC and be able to talk with Extension specialists and research scientists.

“Though it has been dry at HREC, the crops are looking good and producers will have a chance to learn about new varieties and agronomic practices,” says John Rickertsen, HREC research agronomist.

Following the tour is a free supper at the Granary by Mirror Lake Park sponsored by area businesses and the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce.

All activities are free and open to the public.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 22, 2016

Source:John Rickertsen, 701-567-4323,
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136,
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