North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station


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Descriptions: Main Station, ASF and RECs

Main Station, Agronomy Seed Farm (ASF):

Main Station (NDSU Fargo) offers fundamental research in all basic sciences providing a foundation for research center field-testing, evaluation of crop varieties adaptable to the Red River Valley (including soybean, dry edible bean, small grains, corn and sugarbeet); animal research (including dairy, beef, sheep, swine and equine); diagnostic and testing services, technology development, marketing and the economics of production; economics of natural resource use and human ecology. (701) 231-7665 Email:

Agronomy Seed Farm (Casselton) produces and sells foundation grade seed of cereal crops, flax, grass seeds, soybean and other crops, It also provides initial increases of breeder seed for new lines and potential new varieties. Tel: (701) 347-4743 Email: or

Research Extension Centers (RECs):

Carrington Research Center provides research on dryland and irrigated crop production methods,crop germplasm evaluation, cropping systems and crop rotation research, alternative crop development, integrated crops and livestock systems, feedlot beef nutrition and management, intensive beef cow-calf nutrition, sustainable agricultural practices, Foundation Seedstocks Program, and horticulture and forestry variety evaluations. Tel: (701) 652-2951 Email:

Oakes Irrigation Research Site investigates irrigated high-value crop production opportunities for North Dakota, develops and refines best management practices for irrigation, promotes irrigation development, provides irrigators with research data that aids efficient crop production and evaluate crop varieties suited for irrigation. Tel: (701) 742-2744

Dickinson Research Center provides research on cropping systems, crop rotation, sustainable agriculture, grazing systems and farming methods for dryland agriculture in southwestern North Dakota; native grassland and pasture improvement, beef cattle and swine breeding, feeding management and disease control.

Hettinger Research Center provides information on sheep breeding, feeding management and disease control; value added beef nutrition; grazing systems research; agricultural economic research; evaluation of crop varieties adaptable for the area (including winter wheat, specialty crops and small grains). North Dakota Sheep School taught at this center. Tel: (701) 567-4323 Email:

Langdon Research Center provides cooperative research with Fargo-based projects, especially potato, barley and durum breeding; crop variety and alternative crop testing; tillage and cropping system research and cereal crop and row crop disease management using cultural, chemical and nutritional control as dictated by the environment The center also produces and sells foundation grade seed. Tel: (701) 256-2582

North Central Research Center, Minot provides information on crop germplasm evaluation; weed, insect and crop disease management; cropping systems, crop rotation and no-till research; alternative crop development; pulse crops, cereals, oilseeds; horticulture and forestry variety evaluations The center also produces and sells foundation grade seed. Tel: (701) 857-7679 Email: or 

Williston Research Center evaluates dryland and irrigated crop varieties and cropping systems; soil management; malting barley variety fertility management research; hard red winter wheat variety development; weed research; safflower-variety testing and development; horticulture crops and alternative crop research, including pulse crops. The center also produces and sells foundation grade seed. Tel: (701) 774-4315 Email:

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