Organic dryland grain cop field day rescheduled

Field studies on dryland organic grain production will be featured at the 4th-annual Organic Dryland Grain Crop Field Day, scheduled June 20 at the Les and Pat Boyd farm.

Field day topics include:
*Production systems that facilitate the transition from conventional to organic grain production
*The economics of making the transition
*Earthworms as indicators of soil health during the transition
*Potential use of goats to control weeds biologically
*Winter legumes as green manure cover crops
*Seeding rates of hairy vetch as green manure
*Rhizoctonia root disease and weed seed bank depletion in spring wheat
*Palouse prairie refuge planting for weed suppression and beneficial insect conservation along farm margins
*Conserving beneficial insect communities on dryland farms
*The biology and ecology of prickly lettuce in the Pacific Northwest

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the field day will conclude about noon. The farm is located just north of the Moscow-Pullman Airport, at 3801 Airport Road. A sign will be posted at the entrance.

For more information, contact Dennis Pittmann or Amanda Snyder at (509) 335-7484. They can be reached by e-mail at and

The event is free and open to the public.