Lind Dryland Research Station
Wheat breeding, winter wheat emergence, alternative crops, weed and disease control, soil fertility, erosion control, and residue management are the main research priorities of the Lind Dryland Research Station.
News and Events
Scientists will study the best way to shift to organic wheat farming through a new $1 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture
(NIFA) Organic Transitions Program.
Organic agriculture is becoming more common, often yielding products that can fetch a premium price, but it presents its own different set of challenges. For farmers interested in switching from conventional agriculture to organic systems, there is little research-based information available on how to best make that transition, especially in the Pacific Northwest’s dryland wheat growing region.
“Determining best practices and the economic impact of organic systems gives growers clear pros and cons to consider,” said team leader Surendra Singh, agronomist and director of Washington State University’s Lind Dryland Research Station
The program includes scientists from WSU, Oregon State University, North Carolina State University, and the Rodale Institute
Crop and soil scientist Surendra Singh will lead research into better agriculture for the Inland Northwest’s arid country as the new dryland cropping systems agronomist and next director at Washington State University’s (WSU) Lind Dryland Research Station.
Starting in early April 2023, Surendra Singh replaced longtime agronomist and director Bill Schillinger, who retired in early 2022 after 29 years at the Lind Station.
The 2023 Dryland Field Day Abstracts are now available to download!
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Directions to the Lind Dryland Research Station
From Highway 395, take the Lind exit and proceed two miles into Lind. Take a right turn at the Lind city park, (watch for WSU signboard). Go three blocks to the stop sign, turn right, and follow the paved road, heading north, out of town. When you come to the fork in the road one mile from Lind, take the road to the right as indicated by the WSU sign. Proceed another two miles to the Lind Dryland Research Station.
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