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Eastern Ag Research Center field day set July 16

June 20, 2008

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
The annual field day at the Eastern Agricultural Research Center in Sidney will be Wednesday, July 16.

Registration and coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time, with staff from Montana State University, North Dakota State University and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service on hand as well as others to explain their work and answer questions.

The field tour will begin at 9 a.m. when researchers from the three institutions, plus Extension specialists, cooperating farmers and industry representatives will lead discussions on topics such as:
--Biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and biobased products
--Sugarbeet varieties and crop outlook
--Biological sugarbeet seed treatments
--Nitrogen fertilizer placement in sugarbeets
--Sugarbeet disease management
--Malt barley production and varieties
--Barley research and development
--Value-added durum research and development
--Spring wheat research and development
--Small grain seedling and foliar diseases
--Irrigated broadleaf crops
--Certified seed production

Four commercial applicator credits will be awarded to those who attend Eastern's field day. Private credits are pending. A noon lunch will be served and sponsored by local agri-businesses. The general public as well as all ag producers are invited to attend the field day activities. Eastern is one mile north of Sidney on U.S. Highway 200.

Contact: Jerry Bergman, Superintendent (406) 433-2208