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North Dakota: Central Grasslands Center schedules field tour June 29

North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter will hold its 30th annual field tour June 29.

The program will run from 6 to about 9 p.m. The tour will start at the center office.

Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, and Paul Nyren, director of the Central Grasslands Center, will welcome tour participants and provide some opening comments.

Topics for this year’s tour are:

• Forage crops: grasses and legumes for forage production, cover crops and soil health – Guojie Wang, center forage/bioproducts agronomist, and Xuejun Dong, center range ecophysiologist;

• Biofuels production: managing perennial biofuels crops for maximum yield and wildlife benefit – Nyren and Wang;

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• Invasive species research: using grazing to control invasive species – Wang; Bryan Neville, center animal scientist; Bob Patton, center range scientist; and Jeff Printz, Natural Resources Conservation Service state range conservationist;

• Artificial insemination in commercial beef herds – Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist; Neville; and Phil Steichen, graduate student in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department; and

• Cover crops for late-season grazing – Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension rangeland management specialist and a professor in NDSU’s School of Natural Resource Sciences.

A free roast beef supper will be served at the center following the tour. Door prizes also will be awarded.

The center is four miles north of Streeter or 11 miles south of Interstate 94 on North Dakota Highway 30. From Highway 30, turn onto 48th Street and go five miles west to 48th Avenue, then one-quarter mile south.

For more information about the center or tour, visit the center’s Web site at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CentralGrasslandsREC/.

North Dakota State University’s Central Grasslands Research Extension Center near Streeter will hold its 30th annual field tour June 29.

The program will run from 6 to about 9 p.m. The tour will start at the center office.

Ken Grafton, director of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and dean of NDSU’s College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources, and Paul Nyren, director of the Central Grasslands Center, will welcome tour participants and provide some opening comments.

Topics for this year’s tour are:

• Forage crops: grasses and legumes for forage production, cover crops and soil health – Guojie Wang, center forage/bioproducts agronomist, and Xuejun Dong, center range ecophysiologist;

• Biofuels production: managing perennial biofuels crops for maximum yield and wildlife benefit – Nyren and Wang;

• Invasive species research: using grazing to control invasive species – Wang; Bryan Neville, center animal scientist; Bob Patton, center range scientist; and Jeff Printz, Natural Resources Conservation Service state range conservationist;

• Artificial insemination in commercial beef herds – Carl Dahlen, NDSU Extension Service beef cattle specialist; Neville; and Phil Steichen, graduate student in NDSU’s Animal Sciences Department; and

• Cover crops for late-season grazing – Kevin Sedivec, NDSU Extension rangeland management specialist and a professor in NDSU’s School of Natural Resource Sciences.

A free roast beef supper will be served at the center following the tour. Door prizes also will be awarded.

The center is four miles north of Streeter or 11 miles south of Interstate 94 on North Dakota Highway 30. From Highway 30, turn onto 48th Street and go five miles west to 48th Avenue, then one-quarter mile south.

For more information about the center or tour, visit the center’s Web site at http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CentralGrasslandsREC/.

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