FARGO, N.D. — Crop agronomics, pest management and precision agriculture are among the topics that will be covered during the annual field day Tuesday, July 19, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).
“This is our premier summer event to showcase the center’s research and education programs,” says Mike Ostlie, CREC director and research agronomist.
“Two crop tours will give participants an opportunity to view research trials and receive current production information,” says Greg Endres, Extension agronomist at the CREC. Speakers primarily will be NDSU crop scientists and Extension specialists.
The first tour will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants can learn about:
- NDSU crop breeder updates on spring wheat, barley, dry bean and pulse crops.
- Corn and soybean status and late-season production recommendations.
- CREC research updates on field specific models for soybean productivity, dry bean production and cool-season pulse disease management.
A noon meal will be provided with partial sponsorship from the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, North Dakota Soybean Council, Northern Pulse Growers Association and the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
The second crop tour will run from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Specific topics are:
- First regional demonstration of John Deere’s “See and Spray” technology.
- Weed resistance update and dispersal demonstration.
- Update on soybean and dry bean white mold management.
In addition to the agronomy tours, field day visitors will have the opportunity to attend northern hardy fruit, beef cattle and organic tours.
For more information, contact the center at 701-652-2951 or visit its website at www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-
— NDSU Extension