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Big Crops Tour Set

Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day on July 17.

The NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center annual field day will be held July 17.

The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center annual field day will be held Tuesday, July 17. Two crop tours will be conducted during the event for participants to view research trials and receive updated production information.

The morning crop tour will begin at 9:30. The tour will focus on production issues and a cultivar review of spring and specialty wheat, barley, durum, corn, soybeans and dry beans. Featured speakers are NDSU plant breeders Mohamed Mergoum, William Berzonsky, Richard Horsley, Elias Elias and Juan Osorno, plus NDSU Extension agronomists Joel Ransom and Greg Endres.

Following a noon lunch, tour participants can attend the second crop tour starting at 1:15 p.m. Jan Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist, will discuss management of soybean aphid and sunflower seed insects. Marcia McMullen and Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologists, will review the impact of foliar disease and scab on small-grain crops this year and the threat of row crop diseases, such as sclerotinia, this growing season. Richard Zollinger and Kirk Howatt, NDSU weed scientists, will discuss this season's weed management challenges and issues.

The afternoon tour also will include an update on marketing identity-preserved crops by Bob Sinner, SB and B Foods, Casselton. In addition, an ethanol overview will be presented by Scott Pryor, NDSU agricultural engineer. A discussion on potential crops for cellulosic ethanol production will be presented by NDSU research agronomists DoKyoung Lee, Paul Nyren and Ezra Aberle.
For more information, contact the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or  
Source: NDSU Extension Communications

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