PULLMAN, Wash. – Wheat growers from Germany, New Zealand and Australia will add an international dimension to the annual Palouse Conservation Station Field Day Thursday, June 24.
Sponsored by the Washington State University Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit, the event is free and open to the public. Registration for the field day begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Palouse Conservation Field Station just north of Pullman on Highway 27.
Participants, including the international visitors, will take a morning bus tour to St. John and Endicott. That tour includes a direct seed drill demo at St. John and visits to growers in the Endicott area involved in a local direct seed mentorship program.
The complimentary lunch program will include presentations from direct seeders visiting from Germany and New Zealand, as well as remarks from WSU President Elson S. Floyd. Following lunch, WSU and USDA-ARS researchers will lead an early afternoon field tour highlighting research on direct seed cropping systems, drills, pathogens and weeds at the Palouse Conservation Field Station.
The Palouse Conservation Field Station is located 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27, turn west and go one half mile on Albion Road.
More information is available by contacting Deb Marsh at (509) 335-2615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.