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Perennial Field Day Set at Williston REC & Sample For Soybean Cyst Nematode

County Agent News
Dan Folske
August 26, 2019

 

Perennial Field Day Set at Williston REC

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Kernza and salt-tolerant forages will be featured during a field day on perennial crops at North Dakota State University's Williston Research Extension Center (WREC) on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Kernza is new perennial grain crop under development by breeding programs at The Land Institute of Salina, Kan., and the University of Minnesota. Kernza is intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium) that has been bred intensively for increased seed size and yield for the past 15 years.

"Intermediate wheatgrass is widely used as a forage, but breeders are making great strides in  increasing seed yield of Kernza lines," says Clair Keene.

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