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Lind Field Day provides research for rotational crop alternatives for dryland wheat farmers


Last updated 6/21/2018 at Noon

FIELD DAY. Washington State University (WSU) Spring Wheat Breeder Mike Pumphrey (right) discusses spring wheat varieties with area farmer Brett Blankenship during the annual Lind Field Day at the Lind Experiment Station on June 14. The event attracted a large group of individuals involved in the agriculture industry, either through farming, research or legislation. The 2018 event featured five topics of focus for area farmers, including winter peas and winter triticale serving as viable rotational crop options for dryland wheat farmers. -Journal photo by Katelin Davidson

The annual Lind Field Day at the Lind Experiment Station allowed farmers with an opportunity to visit the research field plots and learn about alternatives to current practices on June 14.

While farmers continued to receive updates on winter and spring wheat breeding, those in attendance benefitted from the additional research conducted for winter peas and triticale as alternatives in crop rotation for the dryland areas.

Howard Nelson from the Highline Grain Growers spoke about the agronomy and markets of winter peas. Currently, yellow and green peas are entering the market, but are grown...

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