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Published June 25, 2010, 12:00 AM

NDSU center hosting canola field tour on Monday

North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center will host a canola field tour from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday.

North Dakota State University’s North Central Research Extension Center will host a canola field tour from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday.

The event is for area farmers, agronomists and industry representatives.

Participants will receive the latest information on topics such as straight combining; canola desiccation; variety development; biodiesel; and management of diseases, insects and volunteer canola.

Speakers will include Brian Jenks, center weed scientist; Dan Waldstein, center entomologist; Sam Markell, NDSU plant pathologist; Mukhlesur Rahman, NDSU canola breeder; Barry Coleman, Northern Canola Growers Association executive director; Ryan Pederson, association president; industry representatives; and a grower panel. Refreshments and a noon lunch will be served.

The center is south of Minot on U.S. Highway 83. For more information about the field tour, contact the center at (701) 857-7679.

The Northern Canola Growers Association is sponsoring the event. The association also is hosting a golf tournament at the Minot Country Club following the tour.

Preregister for the golf tournament on the association’s website at www.northerncanola.com or call (701) 223-4124 for more information.

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