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Carrington Row Crop Tour Set for Aug. 24

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Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist, talks to visitors during the 2016 row crop tour at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo) Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist, talks to visitors during the 2016 row crop tour at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo)
The tour will focus on corn, soybean and dry edible bean production issues.

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives will have an opportunity to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at a field tour on Thursday, Aug. 24, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

Registration (with refreshments) will start at 4 p.m. and the tour will begin promptly at 4:30.

Tour topics are:

  • Corn development update and starter fertilizer research summary
  • Soybean variety selection and production update
  • Choosing row spacing and planting rate to minimize impact of white mold in soybeans
  • Cover crop strategies for soybeans and dry beans
  • Dry bean variety performance and NDSU breeding program
  • Dry bean plant establishment and nutrition
  • Optimizing fungicide control of white mold in dry beans
  • Dicamba damage in soybeans

Tour speakers include NDSU Extension Service specialists and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station scientists Juan Osorno, dry bean breeder; Greg Endres, Hans Kandel and Mike Ostlie, agronomists; and Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist.

A supper sponsored by North Dakota commodity organizations will follow the tour.

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

For more information about the tour, call the Carrington center at 701-652-2951 or visit its website at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - Aug. 10, 2017

Source:Greg Endres, 701-652-2951, gregory.endres@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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