North Dakota State University to Host Hemp, Fruit and Vegetable Field Day
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North Dakota State University to Host Hemp, Fruit and Vegetable Field Day

The event will consist of presentations showcasing projects and research the college’s Department of Plant Sciences is currently working on, including a presentation on floral hemp research.

September 12, 2022

In its upcoming field day, the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Department of Plant Sciences is giving individuals an inside look at its most recent research and advancements in hemp, fruit and vegetables.

From 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 15, NDSU is hosting a field day event at the NDSU Horticulture Research Farm and Arboretum located at 14850 29th St. S.E., Amenia, N.D., to showcase the research and projects the department has been working on.

Harlene Hatterman-Valenti, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences professor and field day organizer, said the event will allow individuals to see how some of the projects the department is working on “might be suitable for their gardens, orchards or farms.”

“The field day will include presentations on caterpillar tunnel research, high tunnel automated watering, renovation of old/unproductive apple trees, hydro-mulching for weed control, evaluating new brassica cultivars for yield and stress tolerance, evaluating black currant, cantaloupe, and haskap cultivars and their health attributes, evaluating allium species and their cultivars for health attributes, floral hemp research, grape breeding research, juneberry research, and raspberry research,” the release states.

Individuals can register for the event here.