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Langdon Research Extension Center crops tour set for July 17

Published: 03 July 2014

The NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center, in cooperation with the Northern Canola Growers Association, has scheduled its annual crops field tour on Thursday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The 2014 field tour will highlight all aspects of canola production, other station research projects and installation of a 25-acre field tiling project to address critical soil health problems related to groundwater management in northeast North Dakota. The NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center groundwater management field-tiling project is the only one of its kind in North Dakota that will specifically address soil salinity and sodicity remediation efforts.

A full slate of NDSU researchers and Extension personnel will report on 2014 northeast North Dakota crop production issues including:

  • Ron Beneda, Cavalier County Extension Agent, “2014 Canola Production Issues”
  • Kirk Howatt, associate professor and weed scientist, and Rich Zollinger, Extension weed specialist, “Weed Resistance Issues in Northeast North Dakota”
  • Jan Knodel, Extension entomologist, and Lesley Lubenow, Langdon Research Extension Center area agronomist, “2014 Canola and other Crops Insect Problem Update”
  • Naeem Kalwar, Langdon Research Extension Center soil health area specialist, “The NDSU Langdon REC Groundwater Management Project for Improving Soil Health”
  • Greg Endres, Carrington Research Extension Center agronomist, “2014 Soybean Production in Northeast North Dakota”
  • Bryan Hanson, Langdon Research Extension Center research agronomist, “Crop Sequence and other Canola Research Projects Update”
  • John Nowatzki, Extension ag machines system specialist, “UAS Precision Agriculture Technology in North Dakota”
  • Pravin Gautam, Langdon Research Extension Center plant pathologist, “Soybean, Canola and Cereal Grain Disease Projects Update”
  • John Lukach, Extension winter cereals area specialist, “2014 Winter Wheat Production Update”
  • Sam Markell, NDSU assistant professor of plant pathology, “2014 Canola Season Disease Update”

The tour concludes with a complimentary noon meal sponsored by the Northern Canola Growers Association. For more information contact the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center at 701-256-2582 or go to www.ag.ndsu.edu/langdonrec.

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Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014