Carrington Row Crop Tour set for Aug. 29

NDSU Extension
Farm Forum

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at the annual row crop field tour on Aug. 29 at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. with exhibits of Palmer amaranth and other pigweed species, and refreshments

The tour begins promptly at 4:30 and includes:

• Late-season corn and soybean plant development and management.

• Soybean variety selection tips.

• Research update on cover crops for soybeans and dry beans, with emphasis on winter rye.

• White mold management in soybeans: impact of soybean plant susceptibility and maturity; and spray droplet size, sprayer boom height and application methods for fungicide efficacy.

• White mold management in dry beans: impact of fungicide spray droplet size, and row spacing and seeding rate.

• Multi-cropping with corn.

Tour speakers include NDSU Extension and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station agronomists Hans Kandel, Joel Ransom, Greg Endres and Mike Ostlie; and Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist.

A supper will follow the tour sponsored by North Dakota commodity organizations: N.D. Corn Utilization Council, N.D. Soybean Council and Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Continuing education credits in crop and pest management will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.

For more information about the tour, call the Carrington center at 701-652-2951 or visit

Corn, soybeans and dry edible beans will be featured at the Aug. 29 Carrington Research Extension Center row crop field tour.