NDSU North Central Research Extension Center Field Day – July 17

Farm Forum

Winter wheat will be one of the topics during the 69th annual field day July 17 at North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot.

Field day events will start with refreshments and rolls at 9 a.m. Activities will include a pest diagnostic clinic and sessions on weeds, crop diseases and insects. People attending these sessions are welcome to bring plant samples and insect specimens.

This year’s field day also will feature a crop tour from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Topics to be discussed are winter wheat production and management, managing winter survival of winter wheat, nitrogen fertilizer management in spring wheat, nitrogen fertility management using optical sensing, production strategies for durum, enhancing protein in spring wheat, carinata (also known as Ethiopian mustard), a small-grain variety update and crop protection.

“Due to the cold, late and wet spring, farmers and crop production experts have had a difficult time with planting, fertilizer management, weed control, crop emergence, drowned-out area, and saline and sodic soils,” says Jay Fisher, center director. “Come to our field day to discuss these topics and new production strategies for tomorrow’s agriculture.”

The field day will end with lunch at noon.

For more information, contact the center at (701) 857-7679 or visit its website at

The center is one mile south of Minot on U.S. Highway 83.