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Dickinson Research Extension Center Sets Field Days

Barley production and traditional agronomy will be the focus of the field days.

North Dakota State University’s Dickinson Research Extension Center has organized two field days for agricultural producers in the region. A barley-centered field day will be held July 7, while a traditional agronomy field day will be held July 13.

Held in conjunction with the summer meeting of the North Dakota Barley Council county representatives, the July 7 field day will focus on barley production in the region and will take place at Arrow K Farms in Billings County, west of Belfield. The half-day program begins at 1 p.m. MST.

“Barley is an important cash crop for agronomic producers,” says Ryan Buetow, DREC area Extension cropping systems specialist. “The intended goal of this event is to provide educational information to barley growers, brewers, maltsters and agronomists.”

Richard Horsley, head of NDSU’s Department of Plant Sciences, will be the featured speaker at the event.

Barley field day topics are:

  • Barley variety development
  • Yield components and their impact on the end product
  • The history of beer
  • From grain to glass: Perspective from a home brewer
  • Managing barley disease
  • Marketing barley

The DREC summer agronomy field day on July 13 begins at 8:30 a.m. MST at the DREC headquarters in Dickinson.

Agronomy field day topics are:

  • Weed identification
  • Basics of tile drainage for southwestern North Dakota
  • A new look at seeding rates in small grains
  • Research project updates
  • Mitigating herbicide resistance
  • Disease management and issues to watch
  • Marketing year-round: An outlook and update

The field days are free to attend, but registration is required for the barley field day. Individuals can register online at or email Buetow at with the subject title Barley.

Continuing education units are available for certified crop advisers.

For more information about the field days or research being conducted at the DREC, contact Buetow at or 701-456-1106.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 30, 2016

Source:Ryan Buetow, 701-456-1106,
Editor:Kelli Armbruster, 701-231-6136,
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