Sheridan Research and Extension Center Field Day features producer, homeowner sessions
Afternoon sessions at Sheridan College for producers and for homeowners follow crop variety trial tours in the morning near Wyarno, Wyo., during the Sheridan Research and Extension Center Field Day, June 15.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and tours start at 9:30 a.m. at the Wyarno site, 7 miles east of the Sheridan Information Center on 5th street, said Valtcho Jeliazkov, ShREC director.
Tours include reclamation projects, a reclamation project using coal-bed methane water, alfalfa variety and sainfoin trials, a homeowner turfgrass demonstration trial, trials with oilseeds for biodiesel production and organic gardens. Also toured will be high tunnel grape production and the apple orchard.
The venue then switches to the Sheridan College Science Center building for a tour of the Adams Ranch forage trial and vineyard, and also forage, oilseeds, specialty crops and sugar beet trials close to the science building. Lunch will be provided to anyone who registered at Wyarno or who RSVPs in advance, said Jeliazkov. RSVPs are requested by June 10, by calling 307-737-2415 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule is at http://bit.ly/ShRECfieldday.
Sessions for producers and homeowners start at 1:30 p.m. The 20-minute sessions are followed by five-minute question-and-answer periods.
Farmer and rancher sessions include: Forage weed control; hay yield of cool-season grasses with nitrogen application; grasshopper control; establishment of alfalfa; irrigation scheduling of forage; solar-powered livestock watering systems; range management; and reclamation of disturbed or degraded rangelands.
Homeowner sessions include: Growing grapes and wine production in Wyoming; edible landscaping with small fruits and berries; drip irrigation systems for small vegetable farms; fruit trees in Wyoming; backyard composting; extending the season with high and low tunnels; and landscaping with perennials.