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WREC Perennial Field Day to be Held September 26th


Author: Anna Dragseth

On Thursday, September 26th, the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) will be hosting its first-ever Perennial Field Day. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. central time and conclude with a provided lunch at 12:00 p.m.

Topics that will be discussed at the event include: Kernza Management and Research, Developing the Kernza Supply Chain with Chris Wiegert of Healthy Food Ingredients, Saline Seep Formation and Management with Jane Holzer of the Montana Salinity Control Association, Groundwater and Soil Monitoring in Saline Seep with Jim Staricka of WREC, and Salt-tolerant Alfalfa Variety Performance at the WREC.

Clair Keene, an Extension Specialist in Cropping Systems at the WREC, is the organizer for this event. She said, “I wanted to highlight the work I am doing with a new perennial grain crop called Kernza that was funded by a North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Committee (APUC) grant and the work that I along with Jim Staricka and Kyle Dragseth have been doing on a saline seep reclamation project and salt-tolerant alfalfa variety trial assessment.”

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