Tour crop research for the drylands at WSU’s 106th Lind Field Day, June 13

Lind Field Day participants walk through research fields.
Lind Field Day participants walk through research fields near the station during a past tour.

LIND, Wash. — Washington State University invites grain producers and partners to meet scientists at the Lind Dryland Research Station and learn about current research in one of the nation’s driest growing regions at the 106th annual Lind Field Day, Thursday, June 13.

“It’s an honor to showcase our ongoing research to growers,” said Lind Station Director Surendra Singh. “Lind Field Day is an excellent opportunity to hear feedback from stakeholders and better target our research to better serve local, emerging needs.”

Closeup of Surendra Singh
Station Director Surendra Singh welcomes visitors to the 105th Lind Field Day. The well-attended annual event presents in-person looks at research and variety trials.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the field tours starting at 9 a.m.; a complimentary lunch, ice cream social, and presentations follow the field tours.

During the field day, visitors will learn about breeding efforts for spring and winter wheat, falling numbers, residual herbicides for fallow weed management, biosolids research, and see a demonstration of a carbon dioxide analyzer.

WSU administrators, Washington state legislators, and wheat industry leaders will provide updates during the noon program.

“2024 has been a great learning year for us, as even with better moisture compared with 2023, we had to reseed trials and crop fields, particularly the late-seeded wheat,” Singh said. “Our expectation is a good spring wheat crop.”

A center for dry land research

Lind Station was founded in 1915 to promote better farming practices in Washington’s 8- to 12-inch rainfall region. Standing on 1,320 acres deeded for agricultural research by Adams County and the State of Washington, the Lind Station receives just 9.6 inches of annual precipitation, the lowest of any state or federal dryland ag research facility in the United States.

Cereal Variety Testing Lead Clark Neely presents on crop trials at the 105th Lind Field Day in June 2023.
Cereal Variety Testing Lead Clark Neely presents on crop trials at the 105th Lind Field Day in June 2023.

Held since 1916, the station’s well-attended annual field day has helped growers and the interested public experience research at Lind firsthand. More details on the field day are available at the station website.

Lind Dryland Research Station is located at 781 E. Experiment Station Road, Lind, Washington. The field day is free and open to the public. Washington pesticide recertification credits have been requested for interested growers.

For quick updates, visit the station on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, contact Lind Program Specialist Samantha Crow at samantha.crow@wsu.edu or by phone at 509-677-3671, or Station Director Surendra Singh at surendra.singh@wsu.edu or by calling 509-677-3256.

Media Contacts

  • Surendra Singh, Lind Dryland Research Station

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