NDSU annual field tour offers insights on canola growing research

North Dakota State University Extension
Crop breeding and marketing updates on hard red spring wheat, pulse crops, dry edible beans, barley and woody plants will be among the topics at the LREC annual field day on July 21.

In cooperation with the Northern Canola Growers Association (NCGA), the North Dakota State University Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC) will hold its annual field day on July 21 from 8:30 a.m. until noon. NDSU President David Cook will welcome field day participants.

The tour will feature research and NDSU Extension programming being conducted at the LREC regarding canola production, soil health, insect and disease concerns and resistant weeds.

In addition, researchers and specialists will report agronomic findings on selected crops grown in northeast North Dakota and provide crop breeding and marketing updates on hard red spring wheat, pulse crops, dry edible beans, barley and woody plants.

Featured topics and speakers are:

  • 2022 canola flea beetle and diamondback moth update - Anitha Chirumamilla, Extension cropping systems specialist at the LREC
  • Integrated management of major diseases affecting canola - Venkat Chapara, LREC plant pathologist
  • Recent LREC agronomy research results in northeast North Dakota - Bryan Hanson, LREC research agronomist
  • Comparing no-till versus conventional till in northeast North Dakota - Naeem Kalwar, Extension soil health specialist at the LREC
  • NDSU barley breeding program and market developments - Richard Horsley, NDSU barley breeder  
  • NDSU pulse breeding program update - Nonoy Bandillo, NDSU pulse breeder
  • NDSU hard red spring wheat program update - Andrew Green, NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder
  • NDSU woody plant breeding program update - Todd West, NDSU woody plants breeder
  • NDSU dry edible bean breeding program update - Juan Osorno, NDSU dry edible bean breeder
  • Resistant weed management in northeast North Dakota – Brian Jenks, NDSU North Central Research Extension Center weed scientist

All refreshments and the noon meal are sponsored by the NCGA. The LREC is located one mile east of Langdon on Highway 5.

For more information, visit NDSU's field day website.