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Spokane County Direct Seeding and Research Plot Tours, June 15 and 22

WSU Extension will conduct a direct seeding tour of Spokane County on Tuesday, June 15, and the Fairfield research plot tour on Tuesday June 22. Both events are free and open to the public

The Direct Seeding Tour will begin at 7 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, and it will conclude by noon. Those interested in participating should meet at the Harvester Restaurant in Spangle. The tour will feature the results from a variety of grain drills used to direct seed winter and spring crops in the Plaza and Rosalia area. Highlights will be winter wheat seeded on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) ground and a direct-seeded cover crop of clover.  Procedures for how to assemble and analyze the catch from a wireworm trap are also a part of the tour. This tour is sponsored by WSU Extension and the Spokane County Conservation District. Washington pesticide credits have been requested.

The Fairfield Research Plot Tour will begin at 7 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, and it will conclude by noon. The tour will include research plots on aluminum-tolerant crops, foliar fungicides for bluegrass, surface tillage for weed control in organic and direct seed systems, seed treatments on spring cereals (including triticale) and winter wheat varieties. Washington and Idaho pesticide credits have been requested. Those interested in participating should meet at Frednecks Bar and Grill in Rockford for a complimentary breakfast sponsored by the Spokane County Crop Improvement Association. Preregistration for the breakfast is required by noon, Monday, June 21.

For further information or to preregister, contact Diana Roberts at WSU Spokane County Extension, (509) 477-2167 or robertsd@wsu.edu.

Those who need special accommodation for a disability should contact Roberts beforehand to ensure availability.

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Media Contacts

Diana Roberts, WSU Extension agronomist, 509-477-2167