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Field day to examine dryland research

WSU’s 105th annual Lind Field Day to be held June 15.

May 24, 2023

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Dryland wheat
Researchers consider the best methods for growing wheat in a dryland cropping system.USDA ARS

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.“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.

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.

Source: Washington State University

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