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Organic farming focus of field day at Tukey

Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services

PULLMAN, Wash. – The latest organic agriculture research and hands-on teaching methods were the focus of this year’s Washington State University Organic Farm Field Day, Thursday, July 25, at at Tukey Horticultural Orchard northeast of the Pullman campus.

Students working at the farm and the farm manager provided presentations with a tour of the farm following. At 8:30 a.m., Kevin Murphy, assistant research professor, and graduate students from the WSU Department of Crop and Soils, reviewed the progress of their research field trials on quinoa and other alternative crops. At 10:30 a.m. a tour of the new Eggert Family Organic Farm was given. Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs give an update on the farm’s progress and led a tour of the newly planted orchard. Todd Beyreuther, director of the WSU Integrated Design Lab, discussed the latest designs for structures on the farm and current work in progress.

For additional information, see the WSU Organic Farm webpage for map and flyer, or contact Brad Jaeckel, jaeckel@wsu.edu.

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