University of Wyoming Extension News

SAREC field day highlights alternative energy, Roundup Ready sugar beets

Mud on car, truck and tractor tires at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) field day near Lingle was ironic.

SAREC director Jim Freeburn summed up Mother Nature’s mood the last year for those touring the trials. “Total precipitation in 2006 was the driest in recorded history and was only 51 percent of normal,” he told producers. From Sept. 1, 2007, to early July this year, the area only received 4.99 inches, while the average rainfall is about 10 inches. Continue reading