Students at the North Dakota State College of Science are learning from crops at the newly dedicated Kosel Family Agricultural Land Lab. A collaboration with Peterson Farms Seed and RDO Equipment Co. brings additional expertise and equipment. PFS agronomist Adam Spelhaug says it was a natural fit to move area research plots to the land lab. “If they can utilize our plots for practical learning experiences, it’s a win-win for everybody. There are replicated corn and soybean plots used for genetic research, as well as some seed treatment plots and population trials used for stand count work.” There is also a focus on precision technology at the land lab. RDO Equipment Co. Product Specialist Supervisor Tony Kramer says the learning goes beyond auto steer and rate control. “It’s planting at 12 miles per hour with ExactEmerge technology and using an ExactApply nozzle system. There are state universities that don’t even get these opportunities.”
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