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Langdon Research Extension Center to host annual field day on July 20

Intercropping, research on canola disease management and salt-tolerant annual cropping options are a few of the featured topics at the LREC annual field day on July 20.

North Dakota State University’s Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC), in cooperation with the Northern Canola Growers Association (NCGA) will host its annual field day on July 20.

“Local growers will receive the most up-to-date information regarding the challenges faced by farmers in northeastern North Dakota,” says Randy Mehlhoff, the center’s director.

The field day begins at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts. The field tours will depart at 8:45 a.m.

LREC field day topics and speakers are:

  • Groundbreaking for the new LREC greenhouse – LREC staff and local legislators
  • Exploring intercropping – Bryan Hanson, LREC research agronomist
  • Finding salt-tolerant annual cropping options – Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Extension soil health specialist at the LREC
  • Cover cropping reduces the negative effect of salinity on soil microbiomes – Samiran Banerjee, NDSU Department of Microbiological Sciences assistant professor
  • Canola flea beetle trial updates and Hessian fly in wheat and barley – Anitha Chirumamilla, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the LREC
  • Spring wheat variety development for high production farms in northeast North Dakota – Andrew Green, NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder
  • Research on canola disease management at LREC – Venkat Chapara, LREC plant pathologist
  • Updates on the NDSU soybean breeding program – Carrie Miranda, NDSU soybean breeder
  • Weed control update – Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist
  • Small grain crop update and developments in disease resistance – Clair Keene, NDSU Extension small grains agronomist

 Following the field tours, lunch will be provided by the NCGA.

The LREC is located at 9280 107th Ave NE, Langdon, North Dakota. For more information, visit ndsu.ag/lrecfieldday.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – July 11, 2023

Source: Randy Mehlhoff, 701-256-2582, randall.mehlhoff@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7881, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu 

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