PULLMAN, Wash. — Lupines, a potential new crop for dryland growers, will be presented June 13 at the annual field day of Washington State University’s Lind Dryland Research Station.
“We need alternative crops for the area,” said Bill Schillinger, WSU agronomist. “Lupines, a large-seeded legume, are a high-quality poultry feed. Oregon State University researchers have worked with lupines for several years. This year they extended their trials to Lind.”
WSU and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists will discuss research progress on a new herbicide for controlling downy brome in winter wheat; winter and spring wheat variety developments; date and rate of seeding effects on wheat yield and straw production; winter wheat seedling emergence with conservation tillage; and integrated production management for spring wheat.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The field tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. A no-host lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. After lunch, Robert Papendick, WSU soil scientist, will talk on “Qualifying for New CRP (Conservation Reserve Program) Contracts in Wind Erosion Areas.” Karl Kupers, a Harrington grower, will talk on “My Future as a Dryland Grower.”
Pesticide recertification and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits have been requested for the field day program.
Contact Schillinger at (509) 659-0090, ext. 214 for more information.
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