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Williston Research Extension Center Field Days, July 13-14

 


The NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting its annual Field Day Tours this month.

The Dryland and Horticulture Field Day Tour is set for Wednesday, July 13. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. CT and the tour will kick off at 4 p.m.

NDSU Extension specialists and researchers will share their studies and new ag-related information. The WREC dryland studies focus on research in a no-till environment.

“We are expecting a large turnout this year as the drought conditions that persisted in 2021 limited attendance. We have some great topics lined up and the new NDSU President will be in attendance as well,” said WREC Director Jerry Bergman.

Topics covered in the Dryland Tour include a weed control update, chickpea planting date study, livestock update, cropping systems after the drought, cropping systems study with soil and water discoveries, and evaluating black gram and guar under dryland conditions of the MonDak region.

The horticulture program starts at 4 p.m. in the Ernie French Center. NDSU researchers will discuss flowers, gardening, and fruit/vegetable production. The program topics will include “Would You Plant a Bee Lawn?”, All-American selections, flowers and vegetables, and summer lawn and garden tips.

The WREC will also be hosting its Nesson Valley Irrigation Tour, Thursday, July 14, located 23 miles east of Williston on HWY 1804. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., with the tour starting at 9 a.m.

The Nesson Valley site focuses on irrigation practices, improving crop production within an irrigated system and developing alternative cropping systems to improve water, nutrient and pest management.  

Topics covered during the tour include a lime study, variety trial updates, weed control updates, information on the irrigated soybean trial, nuseed canola, and a discussion on the performance of black gram and guar under irrigated conditions.

Following the completion of the tour, a free steak and lamb dinner will be provided for attendees. For additional information on these field days, contact Violeta Hobbs at 701-774-4315.

 

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