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Oakes irrigation site field day set

White mold, Palmer amaranth, cover crops and 60-inch corn are the main topics to be covered during the annual field day at the NDSU Oakes Irrigation Research Site – Robert Titus Research Farm on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The free event begins with refreshments at 8:30 a.m. with the program 9 a.m. to noon. Lunch follows the last presentation. No preregistration is required.

Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center, will share his research in ways to more effectively control disease in soybeans, dry beans and sunflowers. Much of his work has been done at the Oakes research site.

NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist Greg Endres will examine where Palmer amaranth has been found in North Dakota and how to deal with the aggressive weed.

The research site has many potato trials, including variety trials. NDSU potato representatives will discuss their work at the Oakes site and across the state.

In addition, Kelly Cooper, research agronomist at the Oakes site; Seth Nelson, research specialist at the site; and Matt Olson, Wild Rice Soil Conservation District representative, will talk about cover crops in general and 60-inch corn's potential applications.

Field day attendees will be able to tour the site's 60-inch corn plots, and the irrigated corn hybrid and soybean performance tests.

The 40-acre site, located 4.5 miles south of Oakes on North Dakota Highway 1, is a substation of the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

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