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Langdon Research Extension Center Field Tour Set

Visitors get a look at canola during a field tour at NDSU's Langdon Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo) Visitors get a look at canola during a field tour at NDSU's Langdon Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo)
Diseases, weeds and insects are among the topics that will be discussed.

Diseases and insects affecting canola and soybeans are among the issues that will be covered during the North Dakota State University Langdon Research Extension Center’s annual field tour July 19.

The program begins at 8 a.m. with doughnuts and coffee provided by the Northern Canola Growers Association. The tour starts at 8:30.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Canola growing season insect update - Lesley Lubenow, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the center
  • Dry weather pattern effects on saline soils - Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Extension soil health specialist at the center
  • Clubroot/canola disease update - Venkat Chapara, research assistant professor at the center
  • Soybean aphid update - Anitha Chirumamilla, NDSU Extension agent, Cavalier County
  • Unmanned aerial systems imaging demonstration - John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension ag machine systems specialist
  • Cereal crop disease update - Andrew Friskop, assistant professor, NDSU Plant Pathology Department

The tour also includes a presentation on the center’s soybean planting date study; updates on the hard red spring wheat breeding program, and weed and blackleg pressure in canola cropping systems; and a noon lunch sponsored by the Northern Canola Growers Association.

The center is a mile east of Langdon, N.D., on U.S. Highway 5.

For more information about the field day, contact the center at 701-256-2582 or by email at, or visit its website at

NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 27, 2018

Source:Randy Mehlhoff, 701-256-2582,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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