Oakes Irrigation Research Site Field Day
Remote irrigation management utilizing drip tape, white mold in soybeans, bio stimulants to supply corn nitrogen, and new potato varieties are some of the main topics that will be covered during this year’s field day at the North Dakota State University Oakes Irrigation Research Site -- Robert Titus Research Farm on Thursday, Aug. 4.
The approximately 40-acre site, which is 4.5 miles south of Oakes on North Dakota Highway 1, is a substation of the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).
The field day will begin with refreshments at 8:30 a.m. The tour will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch following.
Topics that will be covered and the presenters are:
- Overview of the Oakes site's projects -- Kelly Cooper, agronomist at the Oakes Irrigation Research Site
- New potato varieties - Susie Thompson, NDSU potato breeder
- Automated irrigation using drip tape – Uday Vaddevolu, graduate research assistant, Oakes Irrigation Research Site
- Bio-stimulants for nitrogen in corn – Szilvia Yuja, CREC soils research specialist
- Drought-tolerant corn varieties and soil moisture sensors - Dean Steele, associate professor, NDSU Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and Mike Ostlie, CREC director and agronomist
- White mold studies in soybeans - Michael Wunsch, CREC plant pathologist
- Outdoor roundtable discussion
Tour participants also will have the opportunity to review the site’s irrigated corn hybrid and soybean performance tests.
Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.