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WSU Lind Field Day June 9

PULLMAN, Wash. — Wheat growers will see research on yellow mustard, safflower, soybeans and millet — potential alternative crops for the low-rainfall, dryland growing region of Eastern Washington — as well as progress for developing new spring and winter wheat varieties at the annual field day of Washington State University’s Lind Dryland Research Station on Monday, June 9.

Growers also will learn about new experimental approaches to control Russian thistle in spring wheat and see a computer scanner that enables scientists to monitor root development in the soil.

Researchers also will present findings on how seedlings of new winter wheats emerge from the soil compared with Moro, the leading club variety planted in low-rainfall, dryland areas.

During an after lunch program, George Wood, president of the Washington State Association of Wheat Growers, will speak about farming in a changing environment and Karl Felgenhauer, chairman of the Washington Wheat Commission, will provide a wheat industry update.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Field tours will start at 9 a.m. A no- host lunch is scheduled at 12:30 p.m.

Annual field days have been held at the Lind station since 1916.

The program is free and open to the public.

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