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:
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: email@example.com) or Doug Rowell at (509) 894-5309.
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:
Following a hosted lunch at noon, afternoon tour topics and speakers include:
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).
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:
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your space on the bus or for more information on the tour.
Registrations for the Field Day begins at 8:30 a.m. and research tours begin at 9:00. Morning tour topics and speakers include:
A no-host lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m., followed by brief updates including:
Concurrent tour sessions at 1:45 p.m. include:
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: email@example.com).
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
Mark Schoesler Farm
Ron Jirava Farm
Jerry Knodel Farm
For more information, contact, Bill Schillinger at 509-659-0355 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: email@example.com).
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:
A Longhorn Barbecue lunch hosted by Monsanto will be held at 12:30 p.m. Self-guided revisits after lunch include:
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Afternoon tour topics at the Spillman Agronomy Farm feature new crop breeding developments:
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: email@example.com) or Roger Veseth (208-885-6386; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
us: Hans Kok, (208)885-5971
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