Dryland Summer Tour (REACCH)
CSANR Project 114
Join us for an optional gathering of all REACCH team members and stakeholders on the REACCH Summer Tour! On June 19 2012 the tour will leave Moscow at 11:30 am for St. John, WA, where Dave Huggins, USDA-ARS and– Dan Harwood, Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District and PNDSA board member, will highlight direct seeding and alternative management systems. In the afternoon we will visit Cook Farm to discuss site specific nitrogen, crop and crop residue management, nitrogen cycling, monitoring greenhouse gas emission from soils, and soil carbon sequestration. We will return to Moscow by 5 for a potluck and a REACCH band performance. June 20 we will depart Moscow to attend the Wilke Farm Field Day in Davenport, WA where farm scale crop rotation studies are ongoing. Researchers will present information about a new oilseed-wheat rotation study, herbicide carryover effects on oilseeds, and nitrogen cycling in canola-spring wheat/legume –winter wheat rotations. Lunch will be provided by WSU. Then the group will travel to the Ron Jirava Farm in Ritzville, WA to look at long-term crop rotation experiments, water use efficiency, residue management with an undercutter, crop diversification with oilseeds and legumes, and large scale land application of regional biosolids onto wheat fields. The last stop will be the Curtis Hennings’Farm in Ritzville where there are crop rotation experiments, crop intensification and diversification, high residue management trials with a stripper header, and a look at C/N dynamics. We will chat about the future of oilseed production and end the day with a social and picnic before we head back to Moscow. Anyone can join us for the whole tour or at any stop. Watch our new website, www.reacchpna.org for the final itinerary and more details. You can register by emailing Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you can join us!