Tentative program

Location: MSU-EARC Extension building

8 — 8:30 a.m. Refreshments

8:30 — 8:45 a.m. Welcome — Dr. Chengci Chen, MSU-EARC superintendent

Tour begins

8:45 — 9 a.m. Drs. Bill Franck and Fatemeh Etemadi. Improving pea protein content through Rhizobium inoculants, plant growth regulators and variety selection.

9 — 9:15 a.m. Dr Franki Crutcher. Seed treatment and foliar application of fungicides for pea and chickpea disease management.

9:15 — 9:30 a.m. Drs. Fatemeh Etemadi and Chengci Chen. Herbicide, fertility and seeding date and rate studies for mung bean and adzuki bean.

9:30 — 9:45 a.m. Mr. Keith Horton. Specialty canola to produce high omega-3 oil for fish farming.

9:45 — 9:55 a.m. Mr. Duane Peters. Update of sugar beet production and Sidney Sugars.

9:55 — 10:10 a.m. Drs. Apurba Sutradhar and Chengci Chen. Fall and spring nitrogen application and seed treatment of micronutrients to improve sugar beet yield and sugar content in no-till and conventional tilled sugar beet.

10:10 — 10:25 a.m. Dr. Frankie Crutcher. Fungicide seed treatment and foliar application to control sugar beet root diseases.

10:25 — 10:35 a.m. Travel to east side of the farm.

10:35 — 10:50 a.m. Drs. Chengci Chen and Apurba Sutradhar. Industrial hemp as a potential crop for eastern Montana.

10:50 — 11:05 a.m. Mr. Tim Fine. Update on Palmer Amaranth and other herbicide resistant weeds.

11:05 — 11:20 a.m. Dr. Jamie Sherman. Improving barley for Montana.

11:20 — 11:35 a.m. Dr. Luther Talbert. Spring wheat breeding and new varieties.

11:35 — 11:50 a.m. Dr. Gautam Pradhan and Mr. Shuang Zhou. Using hand-held and UAV mounted multi-spectrum camera to characterize spring wheat genotypes.

11:50 — 12:05 p.m. Dr. Bart Stevens. Cropping systems studies.

12:10 — 1:10 p.m. Lunch. Dr. Darrin Boss. Department head of Research Centers will provide an update of the Research Centers Department and the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

1:10 p.m. Field Day program adjourned.

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