University of Wyoming Extension News

Sprinkler-irrigated crops mini field day focus at Powell Research and Extension Center

PREC 046Conservation tillage, soil quality and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer requirements under sprinkler-irrigated sugar beet, bean and barley rotations are subjects of a free mini field day at the Powell Research and Extension Center Tuesday, June 21.

The one-hour session is at 9:30 a.m. The Powell Research and Extension Center is at 747 Road 9, Powell.

“This mini field day gives crop producers a chance to share early results,” said Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension agriculture and horticulture educator.  UW scientists, UW Extension educators and producers can learn from one another’s experiences, he said.

For more information, contact Vardiman at 307-754-8836 or jvardima@uwyo.edu.

High tunnel, weed control information part of UW research center field day

Research will include high tunnel production results by extension horticulturist Karen Panter.

Research will include high tunnel production results by extension horticulturist Karen Panter.

High tunnel vegetable production and weed control and gardening in Laramie are research highlights during the University of Wyoming Laramie Research and Extension Center field day Thursday, Aug. 27.

The field day is at the Greenhouse Complex at the southwest corner of 30th and Harney streets in Laramie.

Registration begins at 4 p.m. with opening remarks at 4:30. UW Extension horticulture specialist Karen Panter will provide high tunnel production information, former extension weed specialist Brian Mealor and UW weed scientist Andrew Kniss will discuss weed control, and state Master Gardener coordinator Chris Hilgert will talk about gardening in Laramie.

A meal prepared and served by the UW Food Science Club begins at 7 p.m.

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: Continue reading