Washington State University Extension is sponsoring tours of Lincoln County research plots at Harrington on Wednesday, June 16; at Almira on Thursday, June 17; and at Reardan on Wednesday, June 23. All three events are free and open to the public.
The Harrington tour will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 16. Winter wheat will be the focus of the tour, plus a discussion of wheat rust by plant pathologist Xianming Chen. Odessa Union will provide refreshments and snacks. Those interested in participating should meet at the plots on Kupers Rd about 2 miles north of SR 28.
The Almira tour will begin at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 17, and will conclude at 6 p.m. with a barbecue hosted by McKay Seed Co. This tour will feature spring wheat and barley, plus both hard red and soft winter wheat varieties. Michael Pumphrey, the new WSU spring wheat breeder, will participate. Those interested in participating should meet at the spring wheat plots on Douglas Road about 1.5 miles east of Sorenson Road.
The Reardan tour will start at 7 a.m., Wednesday, June 23, at Hal Johnson’s farm. The tour stops will include winter wheat, spring wheat and spring barley variety trials. Michael Pumphrey, the new WSU spring wheat breeder, will participate. Those interested in participating should meet at the winter wheat plots on Janette Road about 1 mile north of SR 2. The Wilke Farm Field Day will follow on the same day beginning at 9:30 a.m.
For further information, contact Diana Roberts at WSU/Spokane County Extension, (509) 477-2167 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who need special accommodation for a disability should contact Roberts beforehand to ensure availability.
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