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Cereal, grain legume crop tours start, look at variety testing

Farmers take a close look at winter wheat varieties being tested at Lind Dryland Research Station.
Farmers take a close look at winter wheat varieties being tested at Lind Dryland Research Station.

The 2015 crop tour season is underway at Washington State University. Tours give growers and the public a way to view field trials and interact with WSU researchers about cereal varieties and crop management practices.

Cereal breeders, extension agronomists, plant pathologists, and other scientists will present information at a series of events.

Upcoming tours include:

• Friday, June 12, St. Andrews

• Tuesday, June 16, Fairfield

• Wednesday, June 17, Moses Lake (morning) WSU Weed Science at Pullman (afternoon)

• Tuesday, June 23, North Lincoln County/Creston

Learn more at http://variety.wsu.edu/tours/

Additionally, on the west side of the state, WSU Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center hosts its annual Small Grains Field Day, 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The program includes tours of student-run test plots of wheat, barley and oats.

Learn more about WSU Mount Vernon at http://mtvernon.wsu.edu/