Minot – Wednesday, July 18th, the NDSU North Central Research Center will hold its Annual Crop Tour.
The tour begins at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude by noon. A major focus will be on intercropping, weed control in canola and managing soil salinity. Center scientists are studying 34 intercropping combinations, and include canola and field peas. In addition, NDSU will host a crop pest diagnostic clinic. Producers are encouraged to bring in plant samples. They’ll also have an opportunity to have one-on-one consultations with experts on weed, insect and disease control issues.
Langdon – The Northern Canola Growers Association is hosting a tour in conjunction with the Langdon Research Extension Center on Thursday, July 19th at the station just east of Langdon. Diseases and insects affecting canola are among the issues that will be covered during the annual field tour 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.
Topics and presenters include:
* Canola growing season insect update – Lesley Lubenow, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the center
* Clubroot/canola disease update – Venkat Chapara, research assistant professor at the center
* Unmanned aerial systems imaging demonstration – John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension ag machine systems specialist
The tour also includes a presentation on the center’s research on weed and blackleg pressure in canola cropping systems; and a noon lunch sponsored by the Northern Canola Growers Association.