ISSUE 11   July 24, 2008

2008 NDSU HORTICULTURE RESEARCH FIELD DAY

If you are interested in learning more about woody plant, fruit and vegetable research, then attend the North Dakota State University Horticulture Research Field Day on Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 9:45 a.m. at the NDSU Absaraka Horticulture Research Farm. A walking tour begins at 10:00 a.m. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, but drinks will be provided.

The walking tour will continue after lunch. NDSU tree and shrub selections and introductions, common and exotic species, dwarf conifers and juneberry, grape and vegetable research plots will be toured.

The 80-acre farm includes the 35-acre Research Arboretum, plus additional plot research areas. Dr. Dale Herman (woody plant selection and introduction research), Dr. Harlene Hatterman-Valenti (high-value crop research), and research associates at NDSU will conduct the tours.

Come and enjoy nature, plants and the great outdoors. There will be numerous tree and shrub door prizes.

For more information contact Dale Herman at dale.herman@ndsu.edu or Harlene Hatterman-Valenti at h.hatterman.valenti@ndsu.edu.

Directions to Horticulture Research Farm

From East: Take I-94 west and turn north at Wheatland Exit 322. Follow pavement to the north, which curves to west shortly after passing through Wheatland. Turn north (right) on County Road 5 (paved road, sign posted). At Absaraka corner, road changes to gravel at a slight curve. Go north about 3/4 mile (sign posted). Turn east (right) on field road and proceed mile to Horticulture Research Farm bordered by trees.

From West: Take I-94 to Buffalo Exit 314. Turn north on Highway 38 for seven miles. Turn east (right) on gravel at a dairy farm (silos). Go through Absaraka to County Road 5 (sign posted). Turn north (left) and go about 3/4 mile (sign posted). Turn east (right) on field road and proceed mile to Horticulture Research Farm bordered by trees.

From North: Take I-29 south to Argusville Exit 79. Go west approximately 20 miles on County Road 4 (paved). Turn south on County Road 5 (gravel, sign posted) for approximately four miles. Turn east (left) prior to Absaraka corner (sign posted) and proceed mile to Horticulture Research Farm bordered by trees.


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