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Dryland Field Days Set For June 23-24 in Froid, Sidney

 


Area producers have two opportunities to learn more about dryland agricultural research underway in this area as well as demonstrations of a cross-slot drill and a new subsurface irrigation system at two annual dryland field days to be held on June 23 and 24. The Froid Research Farm Field Day is on June 23 and the joint Sidney ARS/MSU Eastern Agricultural Research Center dryland field day is set for June 24. Details for both events are as follows:

Froid Field Day – June 23

The 2016 Froid Research Farm Field Day is June 23, from 1-5 p.m., and includes a special presentation by NRCS Civil Engineer Ann Ross on the new subsurface irrigation demonstration project being established at the farmsite. The farm is located 8 miles north of Culbertson on MT Highway 16.

Presentations include:

• Field soil sampling demonstration – Jeff Chilson, Roosevelt County Extension, Culbertson

• Marestail ID and control – Tim Fine, Richland County Extension, Sidney

• Common vetch in lentils – Bobbie Roos, Daniels County Extension Agent, Scobey

• Weediness potential of cover crops – Rob Bray, District Conservationist, NRCS Culbertson Office

Froid farm subsurface irrigation demonstration project – Ann Ross, Civil Engineer, NRCS Area Office, Miles City

• Cross slot drill demonstration – Roger Ashley, Retired Extension Agronomist, NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

• Warm season legumes (demonstration plots) –Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• Camelina seeding rate and depth study with MSU –Reza Keshavarze Afshar, Post Doc Assoc., MSU-EARC, Sidney

• A cooperative model for preventing resistant weed invasions – Natalie West, Entomologist/Ecologist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• Fallow replacement study:

• Using cover crops to fight compaction –Jay Jabro, Soil Physicist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• Identifying pest insects in oilseeds and cover crops / New pollinator studies in canola (with SDSU) and in reclamation cover crops – Tatyana Rand, Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

The day concludes with a free steak dinner at 5 p.m. sponsored by the Sheridan and Roosevelt County Conservation Districts. Other event sponsors include the Sheridan and Roosevelt County Extension offices, and the USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory (NPARL) in Sidney.

Two private applicator points are available.

Sidney ARS / EARC Field Day – June 24

The USDA-ARS Northern Plains Ag Research Lab in Sidney and the MSU Eastern Ag Research Center are joining forces for a 2016 Dryland Field Day set for June 24 from 9 am to 12:30 p.m. The event features stops at both research farms with a special presentation on winter wheat by MSU professor and breeder Phil Bruckner and demonstration of a cross slot drill by Roger Ashley, a retired agronomist with the NDSU research facility at Dickinson N.D.

Presentations include:

• Weed Identification Exercise (continues throughout the day) – Richland County Extension / Sidney ARS

• Marestail ID and control – Tim Fine, Richland County Extension, Sidney

MSU-EARC field stops:

• New plant pathologist and research interest – Frankie Crutcher, MSU-EARC, Sidney

• Orange blossom wheat midge trapping update – Sherry Turner, Research Associate, MSU-EARC, Sidney

• Winter wheat –Phil Bruckner, Professor/Wheat Breeder, Montana State University, Bozeman

• Herbicide residuals affecting pulse crop germination and growth – Prashant Jha, weed scientist, MSU-SARC, Huntley.

• Macro- and micro-nutrients study for cereal and pulse crops (pea and spring wheat) –Yesuf Mohammed, and Reza Keshavarze Afshar, Post Doc Assocs., MSU-EARC, Sidney

Sidney ARS field stops:

• Cross slot drill demonstration – Roger Ashley, Retired Extension Agronomist, NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

• Warm season legumes (demonstrations plots) – Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• National oilseeds project:

• Yield report – Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• Water use and water use efficiency – Jay Jabro, Soil Physicist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• Diversified cereals with pulses and oilseeds study (spring wheat-pea-winter wheat or barley-oilseed) – Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

• A cooperative model for preventing resistant weed invasions – Natalie West, Entomologist/Ecologist, USDA-ARS, Sidney

The tour begins at the MSU dryland farm located about 4.4 miles north of Sidney on MT Highway 16. The farm turnoff is located immediately across from the Hi-Line trucking building and will be marked. Rainplace is the Richland Co. Extension Conference Room.

 

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