University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Laramie Research and Extension Center hosts Greenhouse Field Day

Associate Professor Robin Groose explains his research during last year’s field day.

The University of Wyoming’s Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) will host a greenhouse field day 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at 30th Avenue and Harney Street in Laramie.

“The Greenhouse Field Day offers an opportunity for people to see the wide range of research projects carried out at the facility and obtain some of the latest information from areas of research that may benefit them,” said Doug Zalesky, LREC director, in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

A free barbecue at 5 p.m. sponsored by the Agricultural Experiment Station and prepared by the UW Food Science Club starts the field day.

Presentations and interactive demonstrations by UW faculty and staff members follow. They include:

·         Anne Sylvester, professor of molecular biology, who will share information on her corn breeding project and demonstrate pollination and cross pollination

·         Tim Collier, associate professor of ecosystem science and management, who will discuss his work in biological control of weeds

·         Anowar Islam, assistant professor of plant sciences, who will discuss his work with forages

·         Karen Panter, UW Extension horticulture specialist, who will discuss work she does related to fresh-cut flowers, tomato production in high tunnels and other horticultural-related activities

“It is an opportunity for people in the community and surrounding area to interact with faculty and staff members who have research and demonstration projects at the greenhouse facility,” said Zalesky.

The field day also includes a walking tour of ACRES Student Farm immediately following presentations and demonstrations.

For more information, contact the LREC at 307-766-3665 or lrec@uwyo.edu.