Carrington Row Crop tour set for Aug. 25
Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives will have an opportunity to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at a field tour on Aug. 25 at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center.
Registration (with refreshments) will start at 4 p.m. and the tour will begin promptly at 4:30.
Tour topics are:
• Best combination of corn hybrid relative maturity and plant populations.
• Corn end-of-season plant development and management.
• Soybean variety selection and planting dates.
• NDSU dry bean breeding program and 2016 production updates.
• Dry bean plant establishment and nutrient management.
• Overview of soybean and dry bean disease management, with an emphasis on white mold and soybean cyst nematode.
• Review of research on improving foliar fungicide coverage and dry bean seed treatment.
Tour speakers include NDSU Extension Service specialists and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station scientists Juan Osorno, dry bean breeder; Greg Endres, Hans Kandel and Mike Ostlie, agronomists; and Sam Markell and Michael Wunsch, plant pathologists.
A supper sponsored by associated North Dakota commodity organizations will follow the tour.
Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.
Additional information about the tour is available from the Carrington center at 701-652-2951 or www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC.