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100 years for Lind Dryland Research Station: A Field Day Photo Gallery

Posted by | July 6, 2015

Lind Dryland Research Station marked its centennial with a program of tours and presentations Thursday, July 11.

Farmers, researchers and partners in agriculture came to Lind Station’s annual Field Day to learn about the latest in breeding and growing practices in Washington’s driest climate. Visitors also learned about the history of the experimental research station, created in 1915 to solve the challenges that come with less than 12 inches of annual precipitation.

Farmers take a closer look at winter wheat varieties being tested at Lind Dryland Research Station.
Farmers take a closer look at winter wheat varieties being tested at Lind Dryland Research Station.
WSU winter wheat breeder Aaron Carter discusses the importance of end use quality to a group of visiting farmers at the Lind Dryland Research Station’s annual field day. Lind Station marked its centennial with tours and a special program Thursday, June 11.
WSU winter wheat breeder Aaron Carter discusses the importance of end use quality to a group of visiting farmers at the Lind Dryland Research Station’s annual field day. Lind Station marked its centennial with tours and a special program Thursday, June 11.
John Jacobsen, technician at Lind station, and his son Jonathan taste peas planted as row markers in a wheat plot.
John Jacobsen, technician at Lind station, and his son Jonathan taste peas planted as row markers in a wheat plot.
Bob Papendick, a retired USDA soil scientist at WSU, shares the history of dryland farming with a tour group.
Bob Papendick, a retired USDA soil scientist at WSU, shares the history of dryland farming with a tour group.
Ron Mittelhammer, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, speaks to an audience of growers, researchers and allies at the Lind Dryland Research Center Field Day and centennial celebration, Thursday, June 11.
Ron Mittelhammer, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences, speaks to an audience of growers, researchers and allies at the Lind Dryland Research Center Field Day and centennial celebration, Thursday, June 11.
Visitors tour winter wheat rows.
Visitors tour winter wheat rows.

Read more about the centennial here.

Visitors check out a row of experimental triticale grain at Lind station. Station director Bill Schillinger says the wheat-rye hybrid will be an important future dryland crop.
Visitors check out a row of experimental triticale grain at Lind station. Station director Bill Schillinger says the wheat-rye hybrid will be an important future dryland crop.