North Dakota State University's Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) is holding its annual agronomy field day virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prerecorded videos on agronomy will go live July 14. Anyone can view them from a smartphone or computer at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC.
“This format will allow us to meet the objectives of our field day by providing updates on the center’s crop production research and recommendations for farmers and crop advisers,” said Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist at the center. “Ag audiences will be able to watch the videos at a time convenient for their schedules.”
The center also is holding its beef production, horticulture and organic/sustainable agriculture field days virtually this year. The videos for those events will go live July 14 as well.
Topics and NDSU speakers for this year’s agronomy program are:
- Spring wheat breeding program and variety review - Andrew Green, NDSU wheat breeder
- Review of NDSU’s soybean planting rate by row spacings database results - Endres
- Intercropping crop production systems - Mike Ostlie, CREC agronomist
- Soil fertility considerations with prevented plant acres - Dave Franzen, Extension soil science specialist
- Nitrogen stabilizers to prevent N loss and improve crop N use efficiency - Jasper Teboh, CREC soil scientist
- Phosphorus fertilizer impact on soybean yield - Teboh
- North Dakota noxious weed identification and biology - Endres
- Roundup plus Liberty antagonism with the Enlist soybean system - Ostlie
- Root rot management of field peas - Michael Wunsch, CREC plant pathologist
- Fungicide tank mixtures and application techniques for managing Aschochyta blight in chickpeas - Wunsch
For more information about the crop production program, contact CREC crop specialists or scientists at 701-652-2951 or by email at NDSU.Carrington.REC@ndsu.edu.