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1999 NW Field Days and Tours

Featuring Direct Seed Cropping Systems Research

June 8 Benton County Wheat Growers Research Field Tour

The Research Field Tour is organized by the Benton County Wheat Growers and WSU Cooperative Extension. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. from the Horse Heaven Hills Community Hall. Tour topics and speakers include:

  • Annual no-till spring wheat vs. winter wheat-fallow (Doug Rowell farm) - Doug Rowell, Grower; Bill Schillinger, WSU Research Agronomist; Clyde Douglas USDA-ARS Soil Scientist
  • Ecology of native shrub-steppe as affected by burning and grazing - Mike Marsh, Ecologist, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Winter wheat breeding for low-rainfall dryland (Dave Roseberry farm) - Steve Jones, WSU Wheat Breeder
  • Spring wheat breeding and testing for low-rainfall dryland (Mike Schmitt farm) - Kim Kidwell, WSU Wheat Breeder; Steve Dofing, WSU Extension Agronomist

A lunch hosted by the Benton County Wheat Growers will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the Horse Heaven Community Hall. For more information, contact Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355 (e-mail: schillw@wsu.edu) or Doug Rowell at (509) 894-5309. 

June 15 Field Day at Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center at Pendleton, OR

Oregon State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service are sponsoring a Field Day at their joint research center north of Pendleton. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and tours start at 8:45. Morning tour topics and speakers include:

  • No-till seeding of Winter Wheat - Dale Wilkins
  • Tool Design for Moving Crop Residue from the Seed Row - Mark Siemens
  • Earthworm Activity in Different Cropping Systems - Stewart Wuest
  • Plant Back Response to a Potential New Herbicide for Downy Brome Control in Winter Wheat - Curtis Rainbolt
  • Barley Variety Development - Patrick Hayes
  • New Directions for Plant Pathology Research - Richard Smiley

Following a hosted lunch at noon, afternoon tour topics and speakers include:

  • Update on Club Wheat Breeding and Diseases - Scott McDonald and Chris Mundt
  • Sulfur and Phosphorus Fertilization on Annual Spring Wheat - Don Wysocki
  • New People and New Varieties in Cereal Variety Testing - Russ Karow and Jim Peterson
  • Potential for Jointed Goatgrass Infestations in Spring Wheat - Darrin Walenta
  • Quantifying the Effects of Rainfall, Nitrogen and Soil Depth on Wheat Yields - Kelli Camara and Bill Payne

An Ice Cream Social will be held at 3:30 p.m., courtesy of Umatilla County Wheat Growers League. For more information, contact Richard Smiley at 541-278-4186 (e-mail: Richard.Smiley@orst.edu).

June 16 Field Day at Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center at Moro, OR

Registration for the Field Day for Oregon State University's Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center at Moro will begin at 7:45 a.m. at the Sherman High School in Moro. Research tours start at 8:15. Morning tour topics and speakers include:

  • Direct Seeding Yellow Mustard into Wheat Stubble - Dale Wilkins
  • New Directions for Plant Pathology Research - Richard Smiley
  • Sulfur and Phosphorus Fertilization on Annual Spring Wheat - Don Wysocki
  • New People and New varieties in Cereal Variety Testing - Russ Karow and Jim Peterson
  • Narrow Leaf Lupins - Bill Payne and Chengci Chen
  • Update on Club Wheat Breeding and Diseases - Scott McDonald and Chris Mundt
  • Spring Reseeding Options Following Winter -Kill of Fall Wheat - Dan Ball

A hosted lunch will be held at 12:15 at the Sherman High School. For more information, contact Richard Smiley at 541-278-4186 (e-mail: Richard.Smiley@orst.edu). 

June 16 Tour of Direct Seeding Systems in High Residue Areas -- Genesee, ID

A tour of direct seeding systems in high residue areas is sponsored by Nez Perce and Latah Soil Conservation Districts. The bus tour begins at 9:00 a.m from the Genesee City Park in Genesee, ID and will return at 3:30 p.m. The preliminary schedule of tour stops include the Russ Zenner farm east of Genesee, the USDA-ARS Palouse Conservation Field Station near Pullman, WA and the Art Schultheis Farm near Colton, WA. Please contact Trish Heekin at the Latah SCD (208-882-4960; e-mail latahscd@moscow.com) to confirm your space on the bus or for more information on the tour.

June 17 Field Day at WSU Lind Dryland Research Station

Registrations for the Field Day begins at 8:30 a.m. and research tours begin at 9:00. Morning tour topics and speakers include:

  • Winter wheat breeding - Steve Lyon, WSU
  • Yellow mustard and canola - Jack Brown, U of Idaho
  • Spring wheat breeding - Kim Kidwell, WSU
  • Narrow leaf lupins - Bill Payne, OSU
  • Flexible no-till cropping systems - Bill Schillinger, WSU
  • Barley breeding and variety testing - Steve Ullrich and Steve Dofing, WSU
  • Weed control for alternative crops - Joe Yenish, WSU

A no-host lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by brief updates including:

  • Washington Legislature - Mark Schoesler
  • Washington Association of Wheat Growers - Walt Neff
  • Washington Wheat Commission - Phil Isaak
  • Washington Barley Commission - Lynn Ausman
  • WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics - Pete Jacoby
  • WSU direct seeding research - Jim Cook

Concurrent tour sessions at 1:45 p.m. include:

  • Millet - Tom Lumpkin - WSU
  • Row spacing affects on no-till wheat and barley - Tim Fiez, WSU
  • Erosion containment structures - Gary DeVore, Adams Cons. District

The WSU Alumni and Development Office is sponsoring an ice cream social at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355 (e-mail: schillw@wsu.edu).

June 24 Adams County Research Field Tour

Tour buses will depart from the Ritzville city park at 8:30 a.m and return at 4:15 p.m. Tour locations and topics include:

Don and Doug Wellsandt Farm

  • Developments in no-till barley research - Jim Cook, WSU
  • Seeding rates for no-till spring wheat, barley, and oats - Steve Dofing and Bill Schillinger, WSU
  • Alternative crops - Chad Shelton, Western Farm Service

Mark Schoesler Farm

  • Perennial wheat - Steve Jones, WSU

Ron Jirava Farm

  • Lunch (included with registration fee)
  • Alternative cropping systems research for dryland - Ron Jirava, Grower; Bill Schillinger and Jim Cook, WSU

Jerry Knodel Farm

  • Protein management of hard red spring wheat - Aaron Esser, WSU
  • Hard red wheat hybrids - Kim Kidwell, WSU

For more information, contact, Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355 (e-mail: schillw@wsu.edu).

June 29 UI Research Field Day in Moscow

New research developments in crops and crop management technologies will be featured at the University of Idaho's Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences Department Field Day on June 29 at the UI Parker Research Farm. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:00 a.m. Research tours will be from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. The UI Parker Research Farm is located one mile east of Moscow on Highway 8.

A hosted lunch at 11:30 a.m will feature "Idaho Cuisine." University of Idaho's President Bob Hoover will be the luncheon speaker.

Research tour topics tentatively include: new varieties of wheat, barley, canola, rapeseed, mustard, linola and pulse crops; crop rotation comparisons; direct seeding systems and equipment for peas, oilseeds and other crops; new developments in biodiesel; herbicide effectiveness and soil persistence; and insect and disease management technologies. An extensive research poster exhibition will be open for viewing throughout the day. Field Day participants will also receive the 1999 Department Research and Extension Report. Credits have been requested for state pesticide applicator recertification and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education.

For more information about the Field Day, contact the Department office at (208) 885-6276, or Roger Veseth, Field Day Chair, at 208-885-6386 (e-mail: rveseth@uidaho.edu).

June 30 Fields of Tomorrow Field Day

The Fields of Tomorrow Field Day is scheduled for June 30, 1999 at the Sherman County Fairgrounds in Moro, OR -- follow the signs from Hwy 97 in Moro. It is sponsored by Monsanto in cooperation with Oregon State University, University of Idaho and other groups. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., followed by one hour of presentations on 1) current and future biotechnology innovations for oilseeds, and 2) the benefits of canola and mustard in a cereal rotation. Morning demonstrations and field tours include:

  • Pre-harvest weed control in wheat
  • Volunteer canola control
  • Follow and pre-plant weed control
  • No-till drill demonstrations on a 30% slope
  • Weed control with MaverickTM herbicide
  • Canola and mustard variety / hybrid trial
  • Roundup ReadyTM Canola and Wheat demonstrations
  • Canola and mustard fertility strategies
  • Impact of fall residue management strategies on spring no-till drill performance
  • Quantum hybrid wheat trial

A Longhorn Barbecue lunch hosted by Monsanto will be held at 12:30 p.m. Self-guided revisits after lunch include:

  • Trade Show and displays at the fairgrounds
  • No-till drills available for seeding demonstrations at the fairgrounds
  • Research trials and demonstrations

Credits for state pesticide applicator recertification and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education will be available. Call 1-800-ROUNDUP (1-800-768-6387) to register for the Field Day. Only those that pre-register by June 21 will qualify for door prize drawings.

July 7 Field Day at WSU Wilke Research Farm - Davenport, WA

The July 7 Field Day at the WSU Wilke Research Farm near Davenport, WA will feature the latest developments on the transition to annual crop direct seed systems with diverse rotations. The Field Day begins at 1 p.m. and ends with a barbecue at 4 p.m. For more information, call Diana Roberts 509-533-2048, ext 111, FAX 533-2087, e-mail (robertsd@wsu.edu).

July 8 Joint Field Day at Palouse Conservation and Spillman Farms

A joint Field Day for the USDA-ARS / WSU Palouse Conservation Field Station and WSU Spillman Agronomy Farm will be held on July 8, 1999 near Pullman, WA. A total of 11 research programs will be highlighted in the morning and afternoon field tours at the two research farms. Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Palouse Conservation Field Station, located 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Hwy 27, then a half mile west on the Albion Road. Morning research tours will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

A hosted lunch will be served at 12:00 noon at the Spillman Agronomy Farm, located two miles south of Pullman, WA on Johnson Road. Senator Patty Murray is the invited luncheon speaker. Afternoon field tours at the Spillman Agronomy Farm will be from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Morning field tour topics at the Palouse Conservation Field Station include:

  • Direct Seeding into Heavy Residues -- Crop Choices and Management Strategies - Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS Cropping Systems Agronomist
  • Tillage and Residue Management Effects on Jointed Goatgrass Establishment - Eric Gallandt, WSU Weed Scientist
  • Transgenic Biocontrol of Soil-borne Root Diseases - David Weller, USDA-ARS Plant Pathologist
  • Managing Soil pH Under Direct Seeding - Dave Bezdicek, WSU Soil Microbiologist
  • Soil Microbes, Soil Carbon and Global Climate Change - Ann Kennedy, USDA-ARS Soil Microbiologist

Afternoon tour topics at the Spillman Agronomy Farm feature new crop breeding developments:

  • Winter Wheat - Steve Jones, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder
  • Spring Wheat - Kim Kidwell, WSU Spring Wheat Breeder
  • Club Wheat - Robert Allan, Retired ARS Club Wheat Breeder
  • Barley - Steve Ullrich, WSU Barley Breeder
  • Lentil, Chickpea and Winter Legumes -- Fred Muehlbauer, ARS Legume Geneticist
  • Spring Peas - Kevin McPhee, ARS Legume Geneticist

Credits have been requested for state pesticide applicator recertification and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education. For more information, contact Steve Dofing (509-335-5831; e-mail: dofing@wsu.edu) or Roger Veseth (208-885-6386; e-mail: rveseth@uidaho.edu).

     
 

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