Powell research center field day Thursday, July 13

Farm manager Camby Reynolds during a previous field day.

The Powell Research and Extension Center field day is 2-6 p.m. Thursday, July 13.

Subjects include herbicide trials, insect pressure, cover and companion cropping, moisture sensors, irrigation trials, dry beans and pulse crops and a drone demonstration. There will also be a petting zoo.

The schedule is:

2-2:30 p.m. – Registration in the Foundation Seed Building.

2:30-4:30 pm – Farm tour/poster session/industry demonstrations.

4:30-6 p.m. – Dinner provided on the Foundation Seed Building lawn.

The research and extension center is one of four across Wyoming operated by the Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station housed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

For more information, call the center 307-754-2223 or email sfulton3@uwyo.edu.

Powell Research and Extension Center hosts gluten-free dry bean production session

A free seminar on gluten-free dry bean production is 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 14, at the Powell Research and Extension Center.

Wyoming Seed Certification Service manager Mike Moore will discuss the entire production process for maintaining the gluten-free status of dry beans, from planting to packaging, said Jeremiah Vardiman, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Vardiman said dry beans are a natural fit for a gluten-free niche market because dry beans are naturally gluten free.

“However, this product could be contaminated with gluten through the harvesting, milling and packaging process,” he said.

The new Gluten Free Dry Bean Production manual will be highlighted and will be available at the seminar or upon request.

For more information, contact Vardiman at 307-754-8836.