FARGO, N.D. — The annual field tour at North Dakota State University’s Hettinger Research Extension Center (HREC) will be held on July 13 at 5 p.m. Mountain time starting at the HREC Agronomy and Range Research Laboratory.
This year’s topics and speakers are:
- Weed management update – Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist
- Wheat diseases and seed treatments – Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension plant pathologist
- Weed-control research conducted at the HREC – Caleb Dalley, HREC weed scientist
- Spring wheat varieties and breeding program – Andrew Green, NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder
- Barley and durum wheat varieties – John Rickertsen, HREC research agronomist
- Industrial hemp and other emerging markets – Dave Ripplinger, NDSU bioproducts/bioenergy economist
- Information on other new crop varieties and agronomy research projects at the HREC
Participants will have the opportunity to see trials of several crops being grown at the HREC and be able to talk with Extension specialists and research scientists.
“The tour will give producers information about new varieties, agronomic practices and current crop production issues, along with an opportunity to learn about potential new markets for producers,” Rickertsen says.
Following the tour is a free supper at the Agronomy and Range Research Lab sponsored by Northern Pulse Growers, Southwest Grain and the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce.
All activities are free of charge.
— NDSU Extension
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