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Carrington Row Crop Tour Set for Aug. 23

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Mike Ostlie, research agronomist, speaks to visitors during the 2017 row crop field tour at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo) Mike Ostlie, research agronomist, speaks to visitors during the 2017 row crop field tour at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo)
Corn starter fertilizer and managing soybean cyst nematode are among the topics this year.

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 the annual row crop field tour on Thursday, Aug. 23, 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 starter fertilizer research update and Goss’ wilt management
  • Managing soybean cyst nematode and root diseases in soybeans and dry beans
  • Choosing row spacing to minimize the impact of white mold in soybeans
  • Optimizing fungicide control of white mold in soybeans and dry beans
  • Research update on rye as a cover crop for soybeans and dry beans
  • Dry bean variety performance, response to starter fertilizer and late-season production tips

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

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

Continuing education credits in crop, pest, nutrient, and soil and water management 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. 3, 2018

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