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Langdon Research Extension Center field tour set

Diseases and insects affecting canola and soybeans are among the issues to be covered during the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center'sannual field tour scheduled for July 19.

The program begins at 8 a.m. with doughnuts and coffee provided by the Northern Canola Growers Association. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m.

Topics and presenters include:

• Canola growing season insect update - Lesley Lubenow, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist

• Dry weather pattern effects on saline soils - Naeem Kalwar, NDSU Extension soil health specialist 

• Clubroot/canola disease update - Venkat Chapara, research assistant professor

• Soybean aphid update - Anitha Chirumamilla, NDSU Extension agent, Cavalier County

• Unmanned aerial systems imaging demonstration - John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension ag machine systems specialist

• Cereal crop disease update - Andrew Friskop, NDSU assistant professor of plant pathology

The tour also includes a presentation on the center's soybean planting date study; updates on the hard red spring wheat breeding program, and weed and blackleg pressure in canola cropping systems; and a noon lunch sponsored by the Northern Canola Growers Association.

For more information, contact the center at 701-256-2582 or ndsu.langdon.rec@ndsu.edu.

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