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Sheridan R&E Center

Sheridan Research & Extension Center

2019 Field Day Agenda

8:00 AM - 2019 ShREC Sheep Dog Trials

10:00 AM - Field Research Tours

  • Native Plant Seed Production
  • Extension Community Garden
  • Invasive Grasses in Rangelands
  • Grapevine Variety Trial
  • Bulbous Bluegrass Management
  • First Grains Fertility Evaluation
  • Cover Crops/Tillage for Hayfield Renovation
  • Alfalfa Weevil GDD Calculator
  • Alfalfa Variety Demonstration
Dean Rasco attending the ShREC Field Day
Dr. Barbara Rasco, UW College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean, attending the 2019 Sheridan Research and Extension Center Field Day.
2019 Field Day Bulletin

The Sheridan Research and Extension Center (ShREC) is one of four University of Wyoming  R&E sites in Wyoming, it is in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Hardiness Zone 4 with an average growing season of 120 days and average annual precipitation of 15 inches. 

ShREC now has two active sites within Sheridan County. 

First the Wyarno station site, originally established in 1915, is located nearly seven miles east of Sheridan near Wyarno. This site consists of approximately 300 acres of dry land with an elevation of approx. 3,800 feet.

The second and main office site located just south of Sheridan.  In 2013 the University of Wyoming purchased and renovated the Watt Regional Agriculture Center on Sheridan College (SC) campus.  It then subleases the Adams Ranch located directly south of the new office location. The Adams Ranch consists of approx. 400 acres, to be utilized for research and educational activities. Since most of the Adams Ranch is under irrigation, the scope of ShREC has expanded even further. 

At ShREC we are able to provide dry land and irrigated land for studies to facilitate research and education on agriculture, forage management, horticulture, and viticulture (the science, study and production of grapes), along with various other possibilities.

Important ShREC Information

ShREC Research, Engagement, Education

Research

  • Evaluation of grapevine varieties for Wyoming climatological conditions
  • Precision breeding for desirable grapevine characteristics
  • Gene-editing for grapevines and other horticultural crops

Engagement

  • NEW Native Plants: Cooperative collection, evaluation, and development of plant materials for reclamation, wildlife habitat, and rangeland improvements in Northeast Wyoming
  • Northeast Wyoming Invasive Grasses Working Group

Education

  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Grape Production
  • Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants
  • Topics: Collaborative Rangeland Planning (Land Management Practicum)

Relationships

Learn how the Sheridan R&E Center and the Sheridan College Agricultural Department are working together for students and research.

Contact Us

Center Address

3401 Coffeen Ave.
Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

Phone: (307) 673-2856
FAX: (307) 673-4384
Email: shrec@uwyo.edu

Director: Brian Mealor

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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