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Palouse Conservation Station Field Day June 22

PULLMAN, Wash. — Research highlighting the connections between climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and agriculture will be highlighted at the Palouse Conservation Farm Field Day on Thursday, June 22.

The event is on the second of the two-day Climate Friendly Farming Symposium scheduled June 21-22. The first day will feature an on-farm bus tour, a demonstration of WSU’s novel anaerobic manure digester technology and an evening public symposium titled “Agriculture and Climate Change.”

Registration for the field day begins at 7:30 a.m. Field tours will begin at 8 a.m.

  • Climate Friendly Dryland Cropping Systems ­ David Huggins (USDA Agricultural Research Service Land Management and Conservation Unit, Pullman)
  • Direct-seed Drills and Winter Lentils ­ David Huggins and Derek Appel (USDA ARS)
  • Canola and Mustard for Biodiesel ­ Jack Brown (University of Idaho) and Kate Painter (WSU Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources)
  • Biofuels Zoo ­ Hal Collins (USDA ARS, Prosser) and Mark Stannard (USDA NRCS, Pullman Plant Materials Center)
  • Precision Agriculture Technology: Protein Monitoring and Nitrogen Use Efficiency ­ Dan Long (USDA ARS, Pendleton)
  • Carbon and Nitrogen Sequestration in Cropping Systems and Carbon Credits ­ David Granatstein (WSU Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources) and Lynne Carpenter-Boggs (WSU Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources)

Robert Papendick, retired USDA-ARS scientist, will be recognized during a hosted lunch at noon.

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

There is no charge for the field day or symposium, but space for the on-farm bus tour is limited. Contact Chad Kruger with WSU’s Climate Friendly Farming Project at cekruger@wsu.edu or (509) 663-8181, ext. 235, to reserve a space. Contact David Huggins at (509) 335-3379 for more information on the Palouse Conservation Station Field Day.

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