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Williston Research Extension Center and MonDak Ag Showcase Field Days Set for July 10 and 11

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Participants touring the NDSU Irrigated Nesson Research and Development Farm will see the latest WREC research and information on variety trials conducted under irrigation. (NDSU Photo) Participants touring the NDSU Irrigated Nesson Research and Development Farm will see the latest WREC research and information on variety trials conducted under irrigation. (NDSU Photo)
A few of the topics to be highlighted include soil acidification, horticultural research and weed management.

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will host their annual dryland agronomy and horticulture field day on July 10 and host an irrigation field day July 11.

The WREC is 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2.

The July 10 event begins with registration at 3 p.m. CDT. The dryland crops tour starts at 3:45 p.m.

NDSU research and Extension and specialists will highlight their work. Topics to be highlighted during the dryland agronomy tour are:

  • Soil acidification, causes, and management options
  • Foundation seed increase program
  • UAV demonstration
  • Dryland soybean management
  • Pipeline reclamation project
  • Plant pathology
  • Weed management

A concurrent horticulture program starts at 3:45 p.m. in the Ernie French Center for those interested in flowers, gardening and fruit production. Topics include how to make gardening less work, trendy and healthy house plants, and WREC horticulture research.

A free steak and lamb dinner, sponsored by area businesses, will follow the tour at 7 p.m.

The irrigation field day will be held on July 11 at the NDSU Irrigated Nesson Research and Development Farm located 23 miles east of Williston on Hwy 1804.

Refreshments will be served starting at 8:30 a.m. and the irrigated crop tour will begin at 9 a.m. with NDSU research and Extension specialists presenting highlights from experiments conducted at the Nesson Valley site.

Topics are:

  • WREC irrigation research and information on variety trials conducted under irrigation
  • Soil structure and why it is important
  • Intercropping comparisons for irrigated production
  • Weed management
  • Chemical and chemical injury on crops
  • High-tunnel research
  • Current U.S. Department of Agriculture research

The irrigation field day will conclude with a noon luncheon sponsored by area businesses.

For more information or questions, contact the WREC at 701-774-4315.

Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations to participate in NDSU-sponsored programs and events. To request an accommodation, please contact the WREC by July 1.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 21, 2019

Source:Jerald Bergman, 701-774-4315, jerald.bergman@ndsu.edu
Editor:Kelli Anderson, 701-231-6136, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu
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