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Dickinson Research Extension Center sets field days

NDSU's Dickinson Research Extension Center has organized two field days for agricultural producers in the region. A barley-centered field day is scheduled for July 7, while a traditional agronomy field day is set for July 13.

Held in conjunction with the summer meeting of the North Dakota Barley Council county representatives, the July 7 field day will focus on barley production in the region and will take place at Arrow K Farms, west of Belfield, North Dakota. The half-day program begins at 1 p.m. MST.

“Barley is an important cash crop for agronomic producers,” said Ryan Buetow, area Extension cropping systems specialist. “The intended goal of this event is to provide educational information to barley growers, brewers, maltsters and agronomists.”

Richard Horsley, head of NDSU's Department of Plant Sciences, will be the featured speaker at the event.

The center’s summer agronomy field day on July 13 begins at 8:30 a.m. MST at the center headquarters in Dickinson.

Agronomy field day topics are:

• Weed identification

• Basics of tile drainage for southwestern North Dakota

• A new look at seeding rates in small grains

• Research project updates

• Mitigating herbicide resistance

• Disease management and issues to watch

• Marketing year-round: An outlook and update

The field days are free, but registration is required for the barley field day. You can register online at http://doodle.com/poll/uddpz6rpnteckxrn or email Buetow at ryan.buetow@ndsu.edu with the subject title Barley.

Continuing education units are available for certified crop advisers.

For more information about the field days or research being conducted at the center, contact Buetow at ryan.buetow@ndsu.edu or 701-456-1106.

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