Oakes Irrigation Research Site
Carrington Research Extension Center * North Dakota State University
P.O. Box 531, Oakes, ND 58474-0531, Voice: (701) 742-2744, FAX: (701) 742-2700, E-mail: Walter.Albus@ndsu.edu




          Data on irrigated crop production have been collected for the past 39 years on approximately  20 acres at the Oakes Irrigation Research Site located on the Robert Titus farm. The site is located 4.5 miles south of Oakes adjacent to North Dakota State Highway 1.  The objectives of these studies are encompassed in the following goals:


1.      Provide irrigators with information that results in efficient crop production.


2.    Develop and refine Best Management Practices that are producer acceptable.


           3.    Promote irrigation development in North Dakota.


4.    Determine alternate and specialty crops to be grown under irrigation in North Dakota and develop agronomic practices for their successful adaptation.



           A cooperative agreement between North Dakota State University and the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District makes this research effort possible.  The University provides technical staff; Walter Albus as research agronomist, Leonard Besemann as research specialist and Heidi Eslinger as research technician.  The Garrison Diversion Conservancy District provides most of the financial resources.  North Dakota State University faculty and staff from the departments of Soil Science, Plant Sciences, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Plant Pathology and Agricultural Experiment Station participate in conducting experiments at the site.


Go to Oakes Irrigation Research Site 2008 Annual Report

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