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Minnesota Extension host plot tours for small-grain farmers

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LATEST ON SMALL GRAINS: University of Minnesota Extension small-grains field days will focus on varieties, as well as pest and disease challenges that growers may be facing.
The first tour is June 27 in LeCenter, Minn.

The University of Minnesota Extension will hold free in-person programs across the state about managing wheat, barley, rye, triticale and oats.

Farmers will get to see up to 180 varieties in the field, learn with hands-on demonstrations and ask questions with U-M experts. Pests, diseases and what to expect from grain crops after a very cold and wet spring will be top of the agenda. Variety selection and other production concerns will also be highlighted during each of the tours.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring any field samples for diagnosis and conversation.

Registration is not required; presenters may vary.

For more information visit or contact Jochum Wiersma, 218-281-8629; [email protected].

Program dates and times

Dates, locations and times for tours are:

  • June 27. Le Center, 12:30-3 p.m., with a lunch served in the farm shop at 12:30 p.m., prior to the plot tour at 1 p.m. Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomije Farm (Farm Shop, 20676 340th St., Le Center)
  • June 27. New Ulm, 5-7 p.m., with a meal served following the tour. Gieseke Farms (GPS: 44.380950,-94.446972)
  • July 1. Fergus Falls, 9-11 a.m., John Walkup Farm (GPS: 46.09460,-96.17745)
  • July 12. Oklee, 9-11 a.m., Swenson Seed Farm (GPS: 47.77557,-95.86071)
  • July 13. Humboldt, 9-11 a.m., Mark & Neil Wiese Farm (GPS: 48.92024,-97.06799)
  • July 22. Strathcona, 1-3p.m., Jim Kukowksi Farm, (GPS: 48.57478,-96.21688)
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