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Crop Tours Highlight Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day

Visitors attend a crop tour during a field day at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo) Visitors attend a crop tour during a field day at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo)
These tours will focus on crop variety performance and production management.

Three crop tours will be held during the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center’s annual field day, set for Tuesday, July 18.

“This is our premier summer event to showcase the center’s research and education programs,” says Greg Endres, area Extension Service agronomist at the center.

Participants will be able to view research trials and receive current production information. Speakers primarily will be NDSU research agronomists and Extension crop specialists.

The crop variety performance and production management tour will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Topics include:

  • Spring wheat variety performance
  • Production and research project updates on spring wheat, corn, soybeans, dry beans, canola and carinata

Following a noon lunch, field day participants can attend their choice of two crop tours.

Topics for the new production strategies and plant nutrition tour are:

  • Practical applications of unmanned aircraft systems
  • Soybean weed management trait demonstration
  • Rye as a cover/companion with soybeans and dry beans
  • Integrating cover crops and beef cattle
  • Industrial hemp
  • Sensor-based nitrate fertilizer application for wheat and corn
  • Phosphorus impact on wheat varieties

Pulse crop pest management tour topics are:

  • Weed and insect control updates
  • Impact of planting date, crop residue and seed treatment on root disease in field peas
  • Strategies for controlling foliar disease in field peas, lentils and chickpeas

Both of these tours run from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

In addition to the agronomy tours, field day visitors will have the opportunity to attend fruit, livestock and sustainable agriculture tours.

For more information, contact the center at 701-652-2951 or visit its website at

NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 29, 2017

Source:Greg Endres, 701-652-2951,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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