UW to Showcase New Crop Research at Powell Field Day July 20

The Powell Research and Extension Center will host a field day on Thursday, July 20, to share new agricultural research on drought-tolerant crops and alternative management strategies.

Adults and children stand underneath a white tent bordered by green fields talking to scientists standing behind white plastic tables with samples of bugs and beans as well as brochures and other promotional materials
UW researchers interact with participants at a 2022 field day hosted by the Powell Research and Extension Center.

The event, which will include field tours, booth displays, and family-friendly activities, is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. at 747 Road 9 in Powell. All ages are welcome.

Research topics include drought tolerance in field peas and dry beans; chickpea planting dates; sugar beet fertility and pre-harvest yield estimation; and dry bean rhizobia inoculants.

“This year, the focus will be on alternative management practices that have the potential to improve net returns for producers,” says Jim Heitholt, director of the Powell Research and Extension Center.

In addition to field tours, attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with researchers and employees at booth displays.

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the event concludes at 6:30.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP by contacting the Powell Research and Extension Center at uwprec@uwyo.edu or (307) 754-2223.

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