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Agronomists to Help Increase Winter Wheat

Agronomists to Help Increase Winter Wheat

BASF and Ducks Unlimited project aims to increase acres.

Two agronomists have been hired to expand winter wheat acreage in North Dakota and South Dakota

As the NDSU Extension agronomy specialist, John Lukach will be working on the WCSIA project at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center. Lukach is responsible for planning, coordinating and conducting winter cereal research, as well as developing and coordinating production and soil management educational materials, meetings, tours and other activities.

Steve Dvorak joins Ducks Unlimited as a field agronomist and will be collaborating with Lukach on the project. Dvorak will be responsible for training and education and managing field trial research in 16 counties across south-central and southeastern North Dakota.

The agronomists are part of Winter Cereals: Sustainability in Action, a joint research and education initiative of Bayer CropScience and Ducks Unlimited.

"NDSU is excited to be a partner in this effort," says D.C. Coston, NDSU Agriculture and University Extension vice president. "Recently, production of winter wheat has been increasing in North Dakota, so providing producers with new and enhanced techniques and technologies will be important for seeing this part of the industry continue to grow."

Source: NDSU Extension Communications

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