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1998 Field Days and Tours

Featuring Direct Seeding and Alternative Crops/Rotations

May 27 Hyslop Farm Field Day -- Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. Program from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. focuses on grains in the morning and grasses in the afternoon. Topics include varieties, nitrogen management, rotations and rotational crops, and weed and residue management. Contact Russ Karow (grains; 541-737-5857) or Bill Young (grasses; 541-737-5859).

June 4 Ralston Project Field Day on No-Till Annual Spring Cropping in the Northwest Crop-Fallow Region -- USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Washington State University and Oregon State Universtiy. Field tours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a barbeque lunch ($6.50) at 12:30. To reserve your lunch and request additional information, contact Cindy Warrin at 509-659-3214, FAX 659-3206.

June 8 WSU Weed Science Tour -- Washington State University. Registration from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. at entrance to Quality Inn motel in Pullman, WA. Tours are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a noon lunch at Sunnyside Park in Pullman. Tours will include weed control in cereals, pea, lentil, chickpea and herbicide resistant crops. Van transportation will be provided for most participants. Contact Joe Yenish (509) 335-2961 or Kim Hemmsch / Nikki Eaton at 335-3481.

June 9 UI Weed Science Tour -- University of Idaho. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the west entrance of the University Inn-Best Western in Moscow, ID. Tour starts at 8:00 with a hosted lunch at noon. Van transportation will be provided. Tour stops include weed control on winter and spring cereals, pea, lentil, Canola, bluegrass, and herbicide-resistant wheat and canola. Contact Donn Thilll (208) 885-6214 or Joan Campbell / Traci Rauch (208) 885-7730.

June 9 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Field Day at Pendleton, OR -- Oregon State University. Registration at 8:15 a.m. Tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with hosted lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dick Smiley or Don Wysocki at (541) 278-4186.

June 10 Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center Field Day at Moro, OR -- Oregon State University. Registration at 8:00 a.m. at the Sherman County Fairgrounds, Moro, OR. Tours beginning at 8:30 and ending with a hosted lunch at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dick Smiley or Don Wysocki at (541) 278-4186.

June 11 Field Day -- Washington State University Lind Dryland Research Station. Registration at 8:30 a.m. and tours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. with lunch at 12:30. Contact Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355, FAX 659-0699, e-mail (schillw@wsu.edu) or Cindy Warrin at 509-659-3214, FAX 659-3206.

June 16 Benton County Wheat Growers Field Tour. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Horse Heaven Community Hall. Research field tours include: winter wheat breeding for low-rainfall dryland areas - Steve Jones, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder; spring wheat breeding for low-rainfall dryland areas - Kim Kidwell, WSU Spring Wheat Breeder; annual no-till spring wheat vs. winter wheat - fallow in the Horse Heaven Hills - Bill Schillinger, WSU Dryland Research Agronomist, and Doug Rowell, Grower. Hosted noon lunch at the Horse Heaven Community Hall with lunch presentation on the future of Eltan by Dan McKay, Washington Wheat Commission. Adjoun at 1:30 p.m. Contact Bill Schillinger at (509) 659-0355 or Doug Rowell at (509) 894-5309.

June 16 Saskatchewan Soil Conservation Assoc. Direct Seeding Field Day, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Call 1-800-213-4287.

June 17 Monsanto Fields of Tomorrow at Clint Reeder and Doug Harper Farms, 2 miles south of Helix, OR at the corner of Mumford and Keobecke Roads. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Speakers at 8:30 will address the product/technology pipeline and global and local market dynamics. Demonstrations and field tours at 9:30 include sprayer performance, variety trials, green bridge demonstrations, new herbicides, no-till impacts on soil quality and herbicide resistant crops. A free barbeque lunch at 12:30. Demonstration of 10 one-pass direct seeding drills and their earlier seedings from 1:30 to 3:30. Pre-register by calling 800-248-1045 Ext. 5036.

June 17-20 Western Canada Farm Progress Show, Regina, Saskatchewan. (306) 781-9200.

June 18 Twlight Tour of Alternative Cropping Systems for the Low-Rainfall Dryland Using No-Till. Tour starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Ron Jirava farm 5 miles west of Ritzville, WA on Rosenoff Rd. and the one-half mile north on Dewald Rd. Cropping systems research tour by Ron Jirava, Grower, and Bill Schillinger, WSU Dryland Research Agronomist. Also featured is weed control research for alternative crops by Joe Yenish, WSU Extension Weed Scientist. For more information, contact Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355, FAX 659-0699, e-mail (schillw@wsu.edu)

June 25 Dakota Lakes Research Farm Field Day on No-till Systems, Pierre, South Dakota. Call (605) 224-6357.

June 30 Manitoba-North Dakota Zero Till Growers Assoc. Summer Tour, starting at the Langdon Research Ctr., Langdon, ND. Call (701) 852-8895.

June 30 Twilight Tour of Sustainable Agriculture in Douglas County, WA. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the tour will highlight environmentally friendly cropping strategies used by Douglas County growers. Contact Michele Mazzola, Foster Creek Conservation District at (509) 745-8362.

July 1 UI Brassica Field Day sponsored by University of Idaho's Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Dept. Tours at the UI Parker Research Farm (1.5 miles east of Moscow on the Troy Highway) from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a hosted barbeque lunch at noon. Topics include:

  • Recent advances in mustard, canola, and rapeseed breeding
  • Regional trials of spring and winter canola and mustard
  • Rotational effects of Brassica crops and volunteer mustard and canola in winter wheat
  • No-till spring canola and yellow mustard, and no-till recrop winter canola
  • Herbicide resistant canola crops
  • Optimal agronomic conditions for yellow mustard production, including fertilization, planting date and seeding density

Contact Jack Brown (208) 885-7078 or Stephen Guy (208) 885-6744.

July 1 Tour of the Alternative Crops, Direct Seeding Project at the WSU Wilke Farm one-half mile east of Davenport, WA on Hwy. 2. Begins at 2:00 p.m. with tour of large plots of direct seeded spring and winter wheat, barley, mustard, safflower, and millet comparing 3-year and 4-year rotations. Tours also include a Western Farm Service trial on direct seeded alternative crops. A barbeque dinner ($6.00) will be held at the Farm at 4:30 p.m. The "dinner" speaker will be Dr. Jim Cook, WSU Endowed Chair in Wheat Research for direct seeding systems, speaking on his vision for direct seeding in the future of eastern Washington. To pre-register for the barbeque dinner or request more information, contact Diana Roberts 509-533-2048, ext 111, FAX 533-2087, e-mail (robertsd@wsu.edu).

July 7 Twlight Tour of On-Farm Tests of Direct Seeding in the Wilbur, WA Area. Starting at 6:00 p.m., the tour will feature on-farm tests of direct seed vs. Conventional seeding of spring cereals in the Wilbur area. For more information, contact Aaron Esser, WSU Extension On-Farm Testing Associate for Adams and Lincoln Counties (509) 659-3210, FAX 659-3206, e-mail (aarons@wsu.edu).

July 7 Provincial Direct Seeding Day, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Call (403) 948-8512.

July 7 University of Idaho Parma Research and Extension Center Open House and Field Day, Parma, ID. Carl Van Slyke 208-722-6702-, Ext. 211

July 8 Malheur Experiment Station Field Day, Ontario, OR -- Oregon State University. Contact Jan Jones (541)-889-2174.

July 9 Joint Field Day for the WSU Spillman Agronomy Farm and USDA-ARS/WSU Palouse Conservation Field Station, Pullman, WA. Registration from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m at the Spillman Farm located 2 miles south of Pullman on Johnson Rd. Morning tours at Spillman, then a hosted noon lunch at the Conservation Field Station followed by afternoon tours. The Conservation Station is located 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Hwy 27, then 0.5 mile west on the Albion Rd. For more information, contact Marguerite at the WSU Crop and Soil Sciences Extension office at (509) 335-2915.

July 9 3rd Annual Gigantic Seeding and Spraying Demo, Rapid City, Manitoba, Canada. Call (204) 726-7594 or 534-2461.

July 16 Manitoba Zero Till Research Assoc. Field Day. Manitoba, Canada. Call (204) 729-8838.

July 21/22 Indian Head Zero Till Field Day, Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada. Call (306) 695-4250.

July 23 Manitoba Crop Diversification Center Field Day. Manitoba, Canada. Call (204) 834-6000.

Jan. 5-7, 1999 Northwest Direct Seed Intensive Cropping Conference, Spokane Ag Trade Center and Convention Center, and DoubleTree Hotel-City Center, Spokane, WA


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