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Organic Dryland Cropping Systems for the Palouse Field Day, June 13

PULLMAN, WASH. – Research on organic crop management for the Palouse will be featured at the Organic Dryland Cropping Systems Field Day scheduled 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Palouse Conservation Field Station.

Among other things, growers will see research on weed control with conservation tillage and field-scale organic cropping systems research integrating direct-seeding with annual crops, alfalfa for hay and mixed perennial pasture with grazing sheep.

Other research on display will include direct-seed technologies, alfalfa, annual crops and perennial legume-based pasture, which may be key components of profitable and sustainable organic farming systems on the Palouse.

Additional studies that are part of the Washington State University’s Climate Friendly Farming project will also be shown including perennial bio-energy crops, no-till cropping systems and Palouse prairie restoration.

The Palouse Conservation Field Station is located 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27, turn west and go 0.8 mile on Albion Road.

For more information, contact Pat Fuerst at pfuerst@wsu.edu or (509) 335-7850 or David Huggins at dhuggins@wsu.edu or (509) 335-3379.

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