PULMAN – “Bioenergy Cropping Systems Research” will be the theme June 26 for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service Palouse Conservation Field Station field day.
 
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with field tours scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon.
 
The Palouse Conservation Field Station is located 1.5 miles north of Pullman on Highway 27, turn west and go one-half mile on Albion Road.
 
The field day is free and open to the public.
 
Highlights include:

-Oilseed variety trials including 18 spring camelina lines
-Economics
-Energy
-Rotation analysis of canola
-Residual herbicide effects on canola and weed control options for canola and other potential oilseed crops
-Greenbridge and sprayout herbicide timing effects on Rhizoctonia and other root diseases
-Added value from oilseed crops
-Canola and mustard meal profiles and marketing opportunities
-Wheat/straw composition and amount of residue needed to maintain soil quality

In addition, research of the USDA-ARS Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit, located at the WSU-Pullman campus will be showcased throughout the day.

A morning field tour will be followed by a hosted lunch program paying tribute to Dennis Roe, long-time NRCS conservationist and agronomist who retired last June, after 41 years of service in the Inland Northwest.