This year’s North Dakota State University North Central Research Extension Center (NCREC) field day will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Producers and others will be able view the center researchers’ work by watching short prerecorded videos shot on location. The videos will be available starting July 15 at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/NorthCentralREC.

“Despite all of the problems related to the pandemic and agricultural uncertainty, the Research Extension Center continues to work on issues that will provide long-term, sustainable production practices to keep our farmers competitive and profitable,” said Eric Eriksmoen, NCREC research agronomist. “We’ve put together an array of short video clips of some of the research and Extension programs that I think farmers will be interested in.”

Topics for this year’s field day and the presenters are:

  • NCREC foundation seed program - Lee Novak, NCREC seed production specialist
  • Relationship between county crop improvements boards and NDSU foundation seed - LoAyne Voigt, Extension agent, Renville County
  • NDSU pulse crops breeding program - Nonoy Bandillio, NDSU pulse crops breeder
  • Field pea protein enhancement studies - Shana Forster, NCREC director
  • Twin row corn production - Eriksmoen
  • Horseweed control - Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist
  • Weed control in pulse crops - Brian Jenks, NCREC weed scientist
  • Effective burndown strategies - Jenks
  • NDSU spring wheat breeding program update and variety review - Andrew Green, NDSU hard red spring wheat breeder
  • Intensive hard red spring wheat management - Eriksmoen
  • Protein enhancement of winter wheat - Eriksmoen
  • Wheat stem sawfly - Travis Prochaska, NCREC Extension crop protection specialist
  • Beneficial insects - Prochaska
  • Fertilizing alfalfa - Rachel Wald, Extension agent, McHenry County
  • Oat phenotyping - Eriksmoen
  • Cannabidiol hemp production - Eriksmoen
  • Acidic soil management - Chris Augustin, Dickinson REC director
  • NCREC vineyard - Chris Asmundson, NCREC agricultural research technician
  • Pea aphid - Prochaska
  • Pea leaf weevil - Prochaska
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For more information, contact Eriksmoen at 701-857-7677 or eric.eriksmoen@ndsu.edu.