Educational opportunities abound during field days for Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center and the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center this month.
CBARC’s annual Field Day will take place Tuesday at 48937 Tubbs Ranch Road in Adams, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The event will include tours and displays regarding plant breeding, wheat disease, weed control, soil fertility and cropping systems.
“USDA and OSU scientists have been conducting field tours at this location every year since 1930 and we are very proud to continue this tradition today,” stated a news release from CBARC. “The Field Day is designed to demonstrate to the growers and the public what is being performed at the research center, provide education to the attendees as well as increase the growers’ potential profit margins.”
Field Day is free and open to anyone with an interest in dry land crop systems. Registration with complementary coffee and doughnuts is at 7:45 a.m. after which attendees will be taken via tour bus to eight different presentations. A free lunch will be provided at 1 p.m. with four more stops on the tour after. The day will wrap up with an ice cream social sponsored by the Oregon Wheat League at 2:30 p.m.
For more information, visit http://oregonstate.edu/cpcrc/fieldday.html.
HAREC’s Grass Field Day on the west side of Umatilla County took place in May, but its Irrigated Cereal Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, and its Potato Field Day is June 20.
Irrigated Cereal Field Day takes place at HAREC, 2121 South First Street, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. The agenda includes seven presentations, with topics ranging from wheat disease to insects affecting cereal crops. Snacks and drinks are provided.
Potato Field Day also take place at HAREC, with registration from 7:45-8:15 a.m. on June 20 and presentations from 8:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. Lunch is provided. Presentations include application of genomic tools on potato breeding, lygus bugs and potato diseases. For more information contact HAREC at 541-567-8321.