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Langdon Research Extension Center crops tour set for July 17

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

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