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Williston Research Extension Center Field Days Approaching


It is now that time of year where research centers are planting seeds in the ground and getting ready to present new ideas and studies for the public to analyze.The NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting their annual Dryland Tour on Wednesday, July 10th. Registration will start at 3:00 p.m. and the tour will begin at 4:00 p.m.

During the tour, NDSU Extension specialists and researchers will be discussing different topics including soil acidification, causes, and management options, soybean variety trials and development, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstration, dryland soybean management, pipeline reclamation project update, plant pathology update, weed management update, trendy and healthy houseplants, and how to make gardening less work. After the tour, there will be a steak dinner (sponsored by area agribusinesses) starting at 7:00 p.m. CDT.

The WREC will also be hosting a Nesson Valley Irrigation Tour that will take place Thursday, July 11th at 8:30 a.m. Nesson Valley is located 23 miles East of Williston on Highway 1804. This event will start with rolls and coffee in the morning and conclude with a hamburger lunch sponsored by area agribusinesses in the afternoon. Topics that USDA-ARS and NDSU Research Extension Specialists and Scientists will be discussing include soybean research, soil structure and why is it important, how to improve soil to improve production, inter-cropping comparisons for irrigated and dryland production, research updates on current projects, weeds that are becoming a concern and what needs to be done to control these issues, chemicals and chemical injury on crops, high tunnel research update, and a USDA research update.

The primary purpose of Field Days is to inform and make the public aware of what the research centers around the MonDak area are performing and accomplishing. All producers, industry representatives, extension educators, research staff, and anyone interested in learning more about agricultural research in the MonDak area are encouraged to attend. Come out and see the impact scientific research conducted at local research labs has on modern agriculture! For additional information on the event, contact the WREC office at (701) 774-4315.


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