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Field pea tour set

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to attend a field pea tour scheduled for Friday, July 10, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon. The event is sponsored by NDSU, the Northern Pulse Growers Association and pulse agribusinesses.

Participants will hear presentations and view research trials on field pea production topics, including variety performance, benefits of peas in cropping systems, plant nutrition, weed and disease management, and options using peas as a cover crop.

The tour includes a visit to the center's livestock unit for discussion on feeding peas to beef cattle. Association and industry representatives also will discuss pulse prices and markets.

Speakers include Carrington center agronomists Ezra Aberle, Greg Endres, Paul Hendrickson, Yvonne Lawley and Blaine Schatz. Also doing presentations are Vern  Anderson, Carrington Research Extension Center animal scientist, and Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist.

Refreshments will be available before the tour and a sponsored meal will be served after the tour.

Additional information about the tour is available at (701) 652-2951 or at More information also is available from the Northern Pulse Growers Association at (701) 222-0128.

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