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Benton Wheat Tour Slated

PULLMAN, Wash. — The annual Benton County Wheat Growers Research Field Tour will be held Tuesday, June 8. Research on winter and spring wheat varietal development, no-till annual cropping and ecology of native vegetation will be presented by Washington State University scientists.

The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Horse Heaven Community Hall on County Well Road, just off of Highway 221 southeast of Prosser.

The tour is free, including a lunch hosted by the Benton County Wheat Growers.

The meeting is sponsored by the wheat growers, WSU’s crop and soil sciences department and WSU Cooperative Extension.

For more information, contact Doug Rowell, Benton County Wheat Growers president, at (509) 884-5309 or Bill Schillinger, WSU extension dryland research agronomist, Ritzville, at (509) 659-0355.

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