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No-Till Farming Field Day Set

PULLMAN, Wash. — No-till farming research will be reviewed June 27 at the Palouse Conservation Research Station near here.

A preliminary list of program topics includes:

  • New cropping systems research program on continuous no-till farming — Alex Ogg, USDA — Agricultural Research Service.
  • Field demonstration of three no-till drills and viewing of spring wheat and spring pea no-till trials with the drills — Roger Veseth, Washington State University-University of Idaho, Ogg and John Driessen, ARS.
  • Interactions of Roundup application timing, fertilizer management practices, drill selection and seed treatment on root diseases in no-till spring barley — Tim Fiez, WSU, Ogg; Roger Veseth, WSU/UI, and Jim Cook, ARS.
  • New varieties and technologies for control of root diseases in no-till wheat — Cook and Steve Jones, WSU.
  • New technologies for control of jointed goatgrass and other winter annual Nograsses in winter wheat under conservation systems — Ogg.
  • Burn/low-till production systems: A regional research update– Don McCool and Chris Pannkuk, ARS.
  • New pea and lentil varieties for no-till systems — Fred Muehlbauer, ARS.
  • Interactions of liming and seeding date on Cephalosporium stripe in winterwheat–Tim Murray, WSU.
  • Effects of tillage and residue management systems on soil quality — Ann Kennedy and Tami Stubbs, ARS.
  • No-till corn in the dryland Inland Northwest — Brian Lewis, Pioneer Hybrid, and Tim Fiez, WSU.

A no-host lunch will follow the field tours. Robert Reginato, associate administrator of the USDA-ARS in Washington, D.C., has been invited to speak.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the A.G. Law Seed Building at the Research Station, located about 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27 and then half a mile west on the Albion Road. Field tours will be conducted from 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Credits have been requested for pesticide applicator recertification and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education in Washington and Idaho.

The annual event is sponsored by the ARS, WSU and the UI.

For more information on the Field Day, contact Roger Veseth at (208) 885-6386 or Tim Fiez at (509) 335-2997.

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