FARGO, N.D. — Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybean, dry bean and sunflower at the annual row crop field tour on Thursday, Sept.1, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. with educational exhibits and refreshments. The tour begins promptly at 4:30 and includes:
- Late-season corn plant development and management.
- Soybean variety selection tips.
- Dry bean variety performance.
- Sunflower plant establishment, sclerotinia head rot management and blackbird feeding reduction tools.
- White mold management in soybean and dry bean – fungicide efficacy and application methods including timing and spray droplet size.
- Cover crop management for row crops.
Tour speakers include NDSU Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station agronomists Hans Kandel, Greg Endres and Mike Ostlie; Michael Wunsch, NDSU plant pathologist; Juan Osorno, NDSU dry bean breeder; Page Klug, USDA-APHIS wildlife biologist; and Nick Paulsrud, Centrol Crop Consultant.
A supper will follow the tour sponsored by North Dakota commodity organizations.
Continuing education credits in crop and pest management will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.
For more information about the tour, visit www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-
— NDSU Extension