University of Minnesota Extension is offering eight Small Grains Summer Plot Tours throughout June & July to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests.
These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the tools needed to make small grains successful and profitable. This includes information on production agronomics, variety selection, disease identification, fungicide use, fertility, and economics. These programs are interactive and discussion based, featuring a tour of current research plots and discussion of on-farm experiences.
Dates, Locations, and Times are as follows:
Thursday, June 28, 2018 – LeCenter, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch served at farm prior to the plot tour.
Ruth Hoef/Ron Pomiji Farm, 20676 340th St., Le Center, MN (GPS 44.456801, -93.671457)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 – New Ulm, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meal served following the tour.
Starkeller, 2215 N. Garden St., New Ulm, MN (GPS 44.333769, -94.494663)
Friday, June 29, 2018 – Kimball, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lunch served at the Pearl Lake Lodge prior to plot tour
Dave Lochen Farm, Intersection of Cty Hwys 8 and 141 in Marty, MN (GPS 45.400356, -94.322563)
Monday, July 2, 2018 – Benson, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lunch served following the tour.
Lee’s Seed Farm, 670 50th Ave NE, Benson, MN (GPS 45.390011, -95.522643)
Monday, July 16, 2018 – Fergus Falls, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Rolls and coffee served at plot tour.
John Walkup Farm, T-107, Wendell, MN (Lat/Long: 46.0907, -96.1731)
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – Oklee, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rolls and coffee served at plot tour.
Swenson Seed Farm, 29440 MN-92, Brooks (Lat/Long: 47.7790, -95.8593)
Friday, July 20, 2018 – Hallock/Humboldt, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rolls and coffee served at plot tour. Neil and Mark Wiese Farm, 1754 360th St, Humboldt (Lat/Long: 48.9198, -97.0680)
Friday, July 20, 2018 – Strathcona, 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch served prior to the plot tour
Jim Kukowksi Seed Farm, 17857 Co Rd 6, Strathcona, (Lat/Long: 48.5745, -96.2220)
Presenters will vary by location and include Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Specialist, Madeleine Smith, University of Minnesota Extension Small Grain Pathologist, Phil Glogoza, University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Crops, and Jared Goplen, University of Minnesota Extension Educator in Crops.