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Williston Research Extension Center Field Days Set

NDSU research scientists will highlight their work at the WREC field days, set for July 13 and 14.

 

Field day attendees will have an opportunity to see the on-site dryland, horticulture and irrigation research being done at the WREC.

Field Days at North Dakota State University's Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) are set for July 13 and 14.

The annual dryland agronomy and horticulture field day will be held Wednesday, July 13, at the center, which is 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2. The event begins with registration at 3 p.m. Central time.

The dryland crops tour starts at 4 p.m. NDSU research scientists will highlight their work. NDSU President, David Cook, and Greg Lardy, NDSU vice president for agricultural affairs, will attend the field day. Topics will include:

- Weed control update

- Chickpea planting date study

- Livestock update

- Cropping systems: After drought

- Cropping systems study: Soil and water discoveries

- Cropping systems

- Evaluating black gram and guar under dryland conditions of the MonDak region

A concurrent horticulture program starts at 4 p.m. in the Ernie French Center for those interested in flowers, gardening and fruit/vegetable production. Program topics will include:

- Would You Plant a Bee Lawn?

- All-American selections, flowers and vegetables

- Summer lawn and garden tips

A free steak and lamb dinner for attendees will follow the completion of the tours.

The irrigation field day will be held on Thursday, July 14, at the WREC Nesson Valley Irrigation Research and Development Farm 23 miles east of Williston on North Dakota Highway 1804. Topics will include:

- Nuseed canola

- Lime study

- Variety trial updates

- Weed control updates

- Irrigated soybean trial

- Evaluating black gram and guar under irrigated conditions of the MonDak Region

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the irrigated crop tour will begin at 9 a.m. The day will conclude with a noon luncheon sponsored by area businesses.

For more information, contact Violeta Hobbs at 701-774-4315 or [email protected]

 

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