Monday, July 20, 2009

U of I Organic Field Day in Kimberly



University of Idaho to Showcase Organic Research

Kimberly, Idaho — A field day highlighting organic research underway at the University of Idaho’s Kimberly Research & Extension Center will be held Tuesday, July 21. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., with the tour of the organic field commencing at 9:30 a.m. The event concludes with lunch.

Organic farmers and the public are invited to attend.

The field day will feature a variety of organic production methods, and their use on the 11-acre research site, in its second year of certified organic production. This year, the researchers are growing winter wheat,potatoes, and dry beans.

The field day includes seven University of Idaho researchers speaking about their studies of organic nutrient sources, cultivation and meals for weed control, biological control agents for diseases, visual and olfactory attractants for insect control, as well as an organic potato variety and storage trial.

Registration costs $10 and includes lunch. Interested persons should RSVP by
July 17 to Jennifer Miller at (208) 850-6504 or jmiller@pesticide.org.

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