NDSU Absaraka Horticulture Research Farm to Hold Field Tour
Plan to attend the North Dakota State University Absaraka Horticulture Research Farm field tour on Wednesday, Sept. 5, if you are interested in learning more about woody landscape plants and fruits research.
The tour begins at 4 p.m. Beverages and cookies will be provided.
The tour will include NDSU tree and shrub selections, numerous introductions, common and exotic species, and the dwarf conifer collection. Research trials on Juneberries and grapes will be featured, along with information on emerald ash borer and pine/spruce diseases.
The 80-acre farm includes the 35-acre Dale E. Herman Research Arboretum. The arboretum contains the largest collection of woody plants in the northern Plains, plus additional plot research areas.
Todd West, NDSU associate professor in woody plant selection and introduction research; Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, associate professor in high-value crop research; and Jim Walla, research associate in tree pathology, will conduct the tours.
Jared LeBoldus, NDSU assistant professor, will discuss his developing applied research program focusing on strategies for turfgrass, tree and nursery diseases. Joe Zeleznik, NDSU
Extension Service forester, and Aaron Bergdahl, North Dakota Forest Service forest health specialist, will be present to provide updates and answer questions.
Participants are encouraged to bring questions, along with tree or other horticultural samples for diagnosis, if assistance is needed with any problems.
Directions to the Horticulture Research Farm:
From the east: Take Interstate 94 west and turn north at Wheatland exit 322. Follow the pavement to the north. The road curves to the west shortly after passing through Wheatland. Turn north (right) on Cass County Road 5 (paved road, sign posted). At the Absaraka corner, the road changes to gravel at a slight curve. Go north about three-fourths of a mile (sign posted).
Turn east (right) on a field road and proceed one-half mile to the Horticulture Research Farm, which is bordered by trees.
From the west: Take Interstate 94 to the Buffalo exit (314). Turn north on North Dakota Highway 38 for seven miles. Turn east (right) on gravel at a dairy farm (silos). Go through
Absaraka to Cass County Road 5 (sign posted). Turn north (left) and go about three-fourths of a mile (sign posted). Turn east (right) on the field road and proceed one-half mile to the
Horticulture Research Farm, which is bordered by trees.
From the north: Take Interstate 29 south to the Argusville exit (79). Go west approximately 20 miles on Cass County Road 4 (paved). Turn south on Cass County Road 5 (gravel, sign posted) for approximately four miles. Turn east (left) prior to the Absaraka corner (sign posted) and proceed one-half mile to the Horticulture Research Farm, which is bordered by trees.
For more information or if you are planning on attending and would like to RSVP, contact West at email@example.com.
NDSU Agriculture Communication – Aug. 27, 2012
|Source:||Todd West, (701) 231-6476, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Editor:||Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136, email@example.com|