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NDSU sets fruit, hemp and vegetable field day

The field day will include presentations on haskap cultivars and grape breeding, juneberry and raspberry research.

The North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Plant Sciences will host a fruit, hemp and vegetable field day on Sept. 15 at the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm and Arboretum near Absaraka, North Dakota. The field day will begin at 4 p.m.

“This event will showcase some of the exciting research being conducted in our plant sciences department at NDSU and give field day participants a chance to see how some of the projects we are working on might be suitable for their gardens, orchards or farms,” says Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences professor and field day organizer.

The field day will include presentations on caterpillar tunnel research, high tunnel automated watering, renovation of old/unproductive apple trees, hydro-mulching for weed control, evaluating new brassica cultivars for yield and stress tolerance, evaluating black currant, cantaloupe, and haskap cultivars and their health attributes, evaluating allium species and their cultivars for health attributes, floral hemp research, grape breeding research, juneberry research, and raspberry research.

Registration is needed for the boxed dinner available at 6 p.m. To register for the event, go to https://forms.gle/Kto48A7dBL3ArA2v5.

For more information on the field day, visit https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/academics/events/ndsu-sets-fruit-hemp-and-vegetable-field-day.

Directions to the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm

From Interstate 94, take Wheatland exit 324 onto Cass County Road 5 and head north toward Wheatland. The road curves to the west shortly after passing through Wheatland. Turn right and head north, continuing on Cass County 5 (a paved road). At the Absaraka intersection (Cass County 5 and 30th Street Southeast, marked with Absaraka turn sign), turn right. Continue east until you reach the first left (section line) and turn left (149th Avenue Southeast) and head north. Continue north until you reach the first left (section line) and turn left (29th Street Southeast). This road is marked with a sign that says, “Minimal Maintenance Road.” The arboretum is down this road on the left.

Use the following GPS address: 14850 29th St. S.E., Amenia, ND, 58004. This address takes you to the crossroads of 29th Street Southeast and 149th Avenue Southeast. The farm is just due west from this address on the minimal-maintenance road, 29th Street Southeast.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Sept. 6, 2022

Source: Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, 701-799-7063, h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-6136, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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