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WSU-Mount Vernon NWREC Annual Field Day and Picnic Slated

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Members of northwestern Washington’s agricultural community are invited to participate in the annual field day and picnic at the Washington State University-Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center. The event will feature tours of field research trials, a picnic dinner, and meetings of the Northwest Agricultural Research Foundation and other crop research advisory groups.

The NWREC field research tour will get underway at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, at the NWREC campus located at 16650 State Route 536 (Old Memorial Highway). The field tour will leave from the campus’s landmark Treehouse. A picnic dinner will be served at the Treehouse beginning at 6 p.m.

Concurrent research advisory meetings for various crops are scheduled around the field tour and picnic. The informal meetings are an opportunity for growers to discuss ideas and share information on their priorities for agricultural research with WSU scientists.

The NARF advisory meetings will get underway prior to the field tour with 2 p.m. sessions for those interested in small seed crops, and tree fruits and alternative crops. The advisory meeting for wine grapes will gather at 3 p.m. At 7 p.m. the advisor meetings for small fruits, peas and cucumbers, potatoes, and organic research groups will be held.

The event will provide an opportunity for the community to meet with NWREC faculty and researchers to hear about their latest research findings and projects, as well as to share information and ideas on research priorities as WSU scientists prepare for the upcoming grant proposal-writing season.

All members of the agricultural industry are welcome free of charge.

More details on the event, and the specific field trials and projects to be presented, are available at http://mountvernon.wsu.edu/.

For additional information contact Ashley Bentley at 360-848-6143 or ashleyb@wsu.edu.

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Media Contacts

Lindsey du, Vegetable Seed Pathologist, 360-848-6140