Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives can view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at the annual row crop field tour on Thursday, Aug. 29, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
Registration begins at 4 p.m. with exhibits of Palmer amaranth and other pigweed species, and refreshments.
The tour, which starts at 4:30 p.m., includes:
• Late-season corn and soybean plant development and management
• Soybean variety selection tips
• Research update on cover crops for soybeans and dry beans, with emphasis on winter rye
• White mold management in soybeans: impact of soybean plant susceptibility and maturity; and spray droplet size, sprayer boom height and application methods for fungicide efficacy
• White mold management in dry beans: impact of fungicide spray droplet size, and row spacing and seeding rate
• Multi-cropping with corn
Speakers include NDSU Extension and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station agronomists Hans Kandel, Joel Ransom, Greg Endres and Mike Ostlie; and plant pathologist Michael Wunsch.
A meal will follow the tour sponsored by the North Dakota Corn Utilization Council, North Dakota Soybean Council and Northarvest Bean Growers Association.
Continuing education credits in crop and pest management will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.
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