PULLMAN, Wash. — Field studies on dryland organic grain production will be featured at the 4th annual Organic Dryland Grain Crop Field Day, scheduled June 7 at the Les and Pat Boyd farm located just north of the Moscow-Pullman Airport.
Field day topics:
- Production systems that facilitate the transition from conventional to organic grain production
- The economics of making the transition
- Earthworms as indicators of soil health during the transition
- Potential use of goats to control weeds biologically
- Winter legumes as green manure cover crops
- Seeding rates of hairy vetch as green manure
- Rhizoctonia root disease and weed seed bank depletion in spring wheat
- Palouse prairie refuge planting for weed suppression and beneficial insect conservation along farm margins
- Conserving beneficial insect communities on dryland farms
- The biology and ecology of prickly lettuce in the Pacific Northwest
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The field day will conclude about noon. The farm is located at 3801 Airport Road. A sign will be posted at the entrance.
The event is free and open to the public.
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