NEWS for North Dakotans
Agriculture Communication, North Dakota State University
7 Morrill Hall, Fargo, ND 58105-5665
June 29, 2000
The annual Field Day at the Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will be held Thursday, July 13, beginning at 8:45 a.m. (CDT). This year's field day will include presentations on crop varieties, crop pests, horticulture, seeding equipment and alternative crops.
From 9:30 a.m. until noon, NDSU researchers and extension specialists will discuss hard red spring wheat, durum wheat, barley and oat varieties, weed control, and crop diseases. There will also be an update on potato production in the western North Dakota-eastern Montana region. A second morning session will focus on xerophytic landscaping and run from 10 a.m. until 11: 30 a.m. at the Ernie French Center.
"At noon the traditional lunch of barbecued chicken will be served and is sponsored by area agribusinesses and the Williston Chamber of Commerce agricultural committee," says Jerry Bergman, WREC director.
Two concurrent afternoon programs will start at 1:15 p.m. One will feature presentations on seeding techniques, furrow openers and fertilizer placement. The second involves a discussion of alternative crops including canola, mustard, lentils and safflower. Bergman says the field day should conclude by about 3:30 p.m.
Source: Jerry Bergman (701) 774-4315
Editor: Dean Hulse (701) 231-6136