Carrington REC Field Day
Carrington Research Extension Center's 63rd Annual Field Day
9 a.m. -- Registration, coffee and welcome
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Winter rye
- Hybrid rye as cattle feed
- Research update on soy hulls for livestock
- 2021 North Dakota Angus University and 2021-22 Dakota Feeder Calf Show
- Feedlot pen maintenance
- Health issues for calves after blizzard and mud; what to expect this fall
- High feed prices
- Weed management in the feedlot
- Meet Guillermo Scaglia, Department Chair, NDSU Animal Science
AGRONOMY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- NDSU crop breeder updates on spring wheat, barley, dry bean and pulse crops
- Corn and soybean status and late-season production recommendations
- CREC research updates on field specific models for soybean productivity, dry bean production and cool-season pulse disease management
ORGANIC/SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- NDSU pulse breeding program
- SARE opportunities
- Wheat quality and end-use
- Winter peas and winter rye update
- Perennial flax research
- Organic weed management
- NDSU oat breeding update
NORTHERN HARDY FRUIT PROJECT TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Orchard tour featuring demonstration plantings of University of Saskatchewan cherries and haskaps, as well as apples, aronia, red and black currants, grapes, honeyberries/haskaps, juneberries and plums
- Guest speaker Bruce Gussiaas, co-owner of Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery near Carrington, will discuss the fruit-wine business he owns with his wife Merleen and the fruit they use to produce their award-winning wines
- Dakota Sun Gardens welcomes visitors after the CREC lunch. The fees are $15 to both tour the gardens and have a wine tasting, or $10 for either tour, individually.
Photo Credit:Kathy Wiederholt
A noon meal will be provided with partial sponsorship from the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, North Dakota Soybean Council, Northern Pulse Growers Association, Northern Canola Growers Association, and the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program.
A second crop tour will run from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Specific topics are:
- First regional demonstration of John Deere’s “See and Spray” technology
- Weed resistance update and dispersal demonstration
- Update on soybean and dry bean white mold management
Also after 1 p.m., tours of Dakota Sun Gardens and Winery will be available for a fee. The address is 955 73rd Ave NE, Carrington, ND 58421, 12 miles from Carrington Research Extension Center.
The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.
Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.