Around 300 people came out to see some of the latest research under way at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at Cherry Research Farm in Goldsboro. Field Day visitors saw some of the ongoing projects involving outdoor swine, the development of local bread wheats for the Eastern U.S., barley production, beneficial habitats, organic canola production, no-till corn, a vacuum system for removing flies from dairy cows, pasture-based and organic dairy production, and winter annual legumes in Coastal Plain forage systems.
Participants boarded buses to tour the various stops on the nearly 2,250-acre station, whose work focuses on building and promoting a strong sustainable agriculture program in North Carolina.
Following are a couple of video clips from Field Day presenters. In the first, Chris Reberg-Horton of N.C. State University’s Department of Crop Science talks about organic canola production.
Next, David Marshall with NCSU and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service talks about hard winter wheat suitable for growing in North Carolina.
Field days offer growers an excellent opportunity to learn more about ongoing research being conducted in the state. For more information on upcoming field days, click here.