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Lind Field Day Set for June 14

PULLMAN, Wash. — Wheat growers and others in the industry will gather Thursday, June 14, at the Washington State University Dryland Research Station to hear research reports and inspect research plots.

Bill Schillinger, WSU agronomist, said scientists will report on:

  • Irrigated cropping systems in heavy residue using direct seeding
  • Winter wheat breeding
  • Spring wheat breeding
  • Origin of eastern Washington’s dryland soils over geologic time
  • Tall club wheats for dry areas, and
  • Triticale as an alternative cereal crop.

Pesticide recertification credits are available.

The WSU Dryland Research Station is three miles north of Lind, Wash., on Experiment Station Road. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The field tour starts at 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but there will be a charge for lunch.

During lunch, growers will hear reports from State Rep. Mark Schoesler; Perry Dozier, Washington Association of Wheat Growers president; Jim White, Washington Wheat Commission, and Tom Lumpkin, chair of the WSU crop and soil sciences department. The lunch program will be followed by a free ice cream social hosted by the WSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics Alumni Development Office.

For more information, telephone Bill Schillinger at (509) 235-1933 or e-mail him at schillw@wsu.edu.

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