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    CWEL Virtual Field Day


    Join us for a virtual field day this summer!

    June 18, 2 - 4pm


    We are excited to announce that the 2020 CWEL Field Day will be held on June 18th from 2-4pm with major changes due to unprecedented circumstances. The Field Day, normally held at the Utah Experiment Station Greenville research farm and USU campus in Logan, UT, will be held entirely virtually.

    CWEL faculty, staff, and graduate students will showcase their research and projects. Topics include water use in urban areas, turfgrass and native plant research, irrigation control systems, and designing water conserving home landscapes among others.

    Agenda in progress. CEU's available. Register to stay updated.

    Registration limited to 100 


    Registration is free but required  

    aerial photo of Greenville Farm research plotsUtah Agricultural Experiment Station Greenville Farm - photo credit Dennis Hinkamp


            CWEL faculty, staff, and graduate students will showcase their research       


    Candace Schaible
    Faculty, Extension Professional Practice, Iron County, UT
    Introduction / Moderator

    Kelly Kopp
    Faculty & CWEL Director

    Welcome from the Director

    Utah Experiment Station Greenville Farm
    Logan, UT


    Paul Harris
    Research Technician


     Welcome to Greenville Farm: A Virutal Tour

    "National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Creeping Bentgrass Study" 

    "National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Cool Season Water Use Study"

    Kelly Kopp

    “Wrap up on Wi-Fi-based Irrigation Controllers study”

    “Alliance for Low Input Sustainalbe Turfgrass Low Input Turf Trials”

    Jacklin Seed trial update

    Evaluating turf trials using a light box

    Utah Water Check program

    Paige Boyle
    PhD Student

    "Planting Weeds: Ecolawns in the Intermountain West"

    Paul Johnson

    "Turfgrass Species and Variety Trials in Response to Drought and Insect Pests"

    National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) Kentucky bluegrass trials


    USU Botanical Center
    Kaysville, UT

    Behind the scenes at the USU Botanical Center 
    Mike Kilcrease
    Research Technician & Property Manager

    Installing soil moisture sensors to monitor soil water use in tomatoes 

    Overview: Native woody plant propagation (big tooth maple, Rocky Mountain maple, and serviceberry)

    Youping Sun

    "Sustaining Green Industry Production Through Irrigation Management by Sensorweb™ Irrigation Control System"

    Working with Pineae Greenhouses, Ogden, UT

    Water quality monitoring for nursery crops

    Youping Sun

    Larry Rupp
    Emeritus faculty 
    Former CWEL Director

    "Grafting Pinyon Pine"
    Ji Jhong (J.J.) Chen
    MS & PhD Student
    "Using Lysimeters in Kaysville to Study Water-use of Three Different Landscape Designs
    Asmita Paudel
    MS Student
    "Propagating Native Plants Using Tissue Culture"

    Community Projects


    Joanna Endter-Wada

    Chris Garrard
    Programmer / Analyst Remote Sensing / GIS

    "WaterMAPS™: Insights Into Urban Landscape Water Use Patterns"
    Candace Schaible
    Faculty, Extension Professional Practice, Iron County, UT
    "Demonstration Street" - Iron County, UT
    A special thanks to Dennis Hinkamp, Extension Media Specialist for his assistance in making this Virtual Field Day happen

    Virtual Locations

    Utah Experiment Station Greenville Farm, Logan, UT

    USU Botanical Center, Kaysville, UT 

    Utah State University campus, Logan, UT

    Cedar City, Iron County, UT


    giveaways! (to be announced)

    Combinations for Conservation
    cover photo of Combinations for Conservation book