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Carrington field tour is Tuesday

Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to attend a row-crop field tour Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. The tour will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude with a sponsored supper.

Participants will view field research trials and receive production recommendations on sunflowers, corn and soybeans, according to Greg Endres, NDSU Extension Service area agronomist.

The sunflower session will be from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Current and future sunflower hybrid options for producers will be highlighted. Also, the tour will provide tips on determining crop physiological maturity and the use of desiccants for a timely and efficient harvest.

A two-hour session focusing on corn and soybeans will begin at 5 p.m. at the Carrington research center's headquarters. Tour participants will hear presentations and be able to view research trials on soybean variety performance, crop establishment and plant nutrition, which include specialized inputs. For more info, call the Carrington REC at 701-652-2951 or visit the Web site at