Come On Out For The Twilight Tour July 21

Published online: Jul 07, 2010 University of Idaho
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The University of Idaho is organizing a field day at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center called the Twilight Tour. Date: July 21, 2010 Location: Kimberly, Idaho The purpose of this field day is to show the public-rural and urban, young and old-what kind of research and extension projects and activities are taking place in the Magic Valley. There will be displays and presentations on various projects conducted at the Twin Falls and Kimberly Research and Extension Centers, as well as from county Extension offices throughout the Magic Valley. Come ride the horse-drawn wagon and tour around the experiment station to see some of the research being conducted this year. Some of the crops in the field studies include alfalfa, dry beans, cereals, chicory, corn, potatoes, soybeans, sugarbeets, and switchgrass. Several disciplines including forage agronomy, entomology, genetics, water management engineering, plant pathology, potato physiology, soil science, and weed science are involved in various aspects of the research at KREC. The field day will also have hands-on displays and demonstrations that will include a cow's rumen, insect petting zoo, weed zoo and much more. In addition, U-Idaho President Duane Nellis is planning to attend this event, which will attract many alumni and other stakeholders to this event. There is no cost to attend the Twilight Tour on July 21, 2010, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. "We just want to provide some educational information at a fun event," said Amber Moore, U of I, Assistant Professor, Extension Soil Specialist. To find out more email Moore at amberm@uidaho.edu or call the center at 208-404-8547.