See research for the drylands, new station members at WSU’s 105th Lind Field Day, June 15

Grain research plots extend across acreage at WSU’s Lind Dryland Research Station.

LIND, Wash. – Washington State University invites grain producers and partners to meet the new director of Lind Dryland Research Station and learn about current science and practices for one of the nation’s driest growing regions at the 105th annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the field tours starting at 9 a.m.; a complimentary lunch, ice cream social, and presentations follow the field tours.

During the field day, visitors will meet team members and learn about breeding efforts for spring and winter wheat, management of the invasive weed Russian thistle, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) Bulletins Live! Two automated tool, and WSU’s Pesticide Information Center OnLine (PICOL) database.

WSU administrators including Wendy Powers, the Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Washington state legislators, and wheat industry leaders will provide updates during the noon program.

Surendra in the field
Leading WSU’s Lind Dryland Station this spring as new director and agronomist, Surendra Singh brings experience from Oregon in research for climate-resilient farming systems for the inland northwest.

“I’m excited to meet growers and stakeholders for my first field day at Lind,” said station director Surendra Singh, a soil scientist and agronomist who joined the program in April. “I look forward to sharing the center’s ongoing work on breeding, weed management, and rotational crops with our visiting partners.”

A Center for Dryland Research
Lind Station was founded in 1915 to promote better farming practices in Washington’s 8- to 12-inch rainfall region. Standing on 1320 acres deeded for agricultural research by Adams County and the State of Washington, the Lind Station receives just 9.61 inches of annual precipitation, the lowest of any state or federal dryland ag research facility in the United States.

Held since 1916, the station’s well-attended annual field day has helped growers and the interested public experience research at Lind firsthand. More details on the field day are available at the station website.

Visitors to the Lind Field Day can meet new team member and soil scientist Shikha Singh, who will help lead a new long-term soil health project in eastern Washington.

Lind Dryland Research Station is located at 781 E. Experiment Station Road, Lind, WA 99341. The field day is free and open to the public. Washington pesticide recertification credits have been requested for interested growers.

For quick updates, visit the station on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, contact Lind Administrative Assistant Samantha Crow at or by phone at (509) 677-3671, or Station Director Surendra Singh at or by calling (509) 677-3256.

Learn more about fundamental and applied plant and soil research at WSU at the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences website.

Researchers and visitors examine oilseed research plots at the annual Lind Field Day, held at WSU’s Lind Dryland Research Station.