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September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm |

2020 OSU Dry Farming Project Virtual Field Days: Corn Breeding Project

With the financial support of the Agricultural Research Foundation (ARF), we are advancing a dry farmed field corn breeding project involving the genetically diverse, Open Oak Party Mix culinary dent corn variety (Adaptive Seeds, Brownsville, OR). Additionally, we will feature a new, pilot collaboration with the Northern Organic Variety Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC), in which we are assessing a dozen corn varieties for dry farming performance and culinary quality for nixtamalization into hominy/posole and masa. We will go over the basics…

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September 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Event Categories: ,

Mechanical Weed Control Virtual Field Day (Episode 3): Precision cultivation of direct-seeded vegetables

The Midwest Mechanical Weed Control (MMWC) Field Day is the nation's largest event devoted to weeding tools. This year, due to Covidian circumstances, the field day will be virtual. MMWC Field Day organizer, Sam Hitchcock Tilton, and farmer-friend, Hans Bishop, will host a series of virtual mechanical weed control field days from Hans' farm, PrairiErth Farm in Atlanta, IL. Join to see and discuss new and old weed control equipment, set-up and use in both row crops and vegetables. Episode…

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September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am |

2020 OSU Dry Farming Project Virtual Field Days: Harvest Showcase of Dry-Farmed Vegetable Varieties

Celebrate the harvest and see the varieties trialed in our various research projects and learn about their performance in our on-farm trials this year from growers and researchers! This will include tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melon, dry beans and corn. The Dry Farming Institute will organize several pick-up locations in Western Oregon for a produce box featuring these varieties in advance of field day for you to see and taste (proceeds will help support next year’s variety trials!). We aren’t able…

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