WILLISTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WREC Dryland and Horticulture Field Day to be held July 11

WREC Dryland and Horticulture Field Day to be held July 11


Williston Area Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

The North Dakota State University Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will showcase dryland agronomy and horticulture at its annual field day July 11 and host an irrigation field day July 12.

The WREC is 4.5 miles west of Williston on U.S. Highway 2.

The July 11 event begins with registration at 3 p.m. CDT. The dryland crop tour starts at 4 p.m.

Topics to be highlighted during the dryland crop tour are:

* Spring wheat breeding program

* Precision field management

* Unmanned aerial vehicle use in agricultural imagery

* Intercropping chickpea and flax

* Pipeline reclamation project update

* Plant pathology and weed management research

The dryland program is eligible for 1.0 Montana pesticide applicator credit and 1.5 certified crop adviser continuing education units.

A concurrent horticulture program starts at 4 p.m. in the Ernie French Center for those interested in flowers, gardening and fruit production.

Topics include an update of North Dakota fruit production, flowers and vegetable varieties for home gardens and WREC horticultural research.

A free steak dinner, sponsored by area businesses, will follow the tour at 7 p.m.

Date/Time: Wednesday July 11, 2018 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration begins at 3:00, tour starts at 4:00

Location: Williston Research Extension Center, 14120 Highway 2, Williston, ND 58801

Contact: Kelly Stehr 701-774-4315

Admission: Free

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