Field day set for AG research center

The Western Triangle Ag Research Center will hold an informational field day on July 10.

With registration beginning at 8 a.m., the field day will have a number of speakers and demonstrations all planned to move at a brisk pace right up to a free lunch at 12:30 p.m. courtesy of Stockman Bank under a tent provided by Anheuser Busch.

Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy, the Superintendent of the Western Ag Research Center, will give a short welcome and at 9 a.m. Dr. Phil Bruckner, a professor from MSU-Bozeman will talk about Winter Wheat Cultivars for northern Montana.

At 9:20, Sr. Luther Talbert, a professor at MSU-Bozeman will talk about Spring Wheat variety evaluations and a new variety development.

That leads into an update at 9:40 on barley varieties by Dr. Tom Blake from MSU-Bozeman, followed at 10:20 with a talk from Dr. Olga Walsh from the Western Triangle Ag Research Center on Precision Nutrient Management.

At 10:40 a.m., Dr. Reddy and Dr. Hector Carcamo, a research scientist for Ag and Agri-Food Canada, out of Lethbridge, will give a program on Insects for Canola.

At 11 a.m., Dr. Bob Stourgaard from the Northwestern AG Research Center in Kalispell will talk about Orange Wheat Blossom Midge. Dr. Kevin Wanner from MSU-Bozeman will give an update on Wireworm Trials, followed at 11:40 with a discussion by Dr. Mary Burrows on Foliar Fungicides on Winter Wheat.

That will lead into a lunch and final remarks from Drs. Barry Jacobsen and Jeff Jacobsen.

Those attending are more than welcome to remain after the main program to discuss any research projects with the presenters.

If you have questions or need more information, contact the Western Triangle Ag Station at 278-7707.