Williston Field Days Set For July 14 & 15

The Williston Research Extension Center (WREC), located 4.5 miles west of Williston, will be hosting its annual Dryland Tour on Wednesday, July 14. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. followed by the tour at 4 p.m. The tour will include NDSU Extension specialists and researchers discussing several topics. After the tour, there will be a ribbon cutting for the new seed facility at 6 p.m. - a meal will be provided after the completion of the event. 

WREC dryland studies focus on research in a no-till environment. Topics will include cropping systems, soil and water conservation practices, pipeline reclamation, herbicide performance and other cultural management research. The main dryland crops at the center are spring wheat and durum. Barley, oats, safflower, pea, lentil, chickpea, canola, flax, corn, sunflower, alfalfa and other alternative crops are also grown at the center.

The WREC will also be having a Nesson Valley Irrigation Tour that will take place Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. and conclude with a meal at noon. Nesson Valley is located 23 miles east of Williston on HWY 1804. 

The Nesson Valley field day will have a range of topics related to irrigation research. The site focuses on irrigation practices, improving crop production within an irrigated system and developing alternative cropping systems to improve water, nutrient and pest management.  

For additional information on these field days, contact the WREC at 701-774-4315.


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