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Spokane County Research Plot Tour Scheduled for Tuesday, June 23

FAIRFIELD, Wash. – Washington State University Extension’s research plots at Fairfield will be open for tours Tuesday, June 23. The tour will highlight grain nematode research, surface tillage for weed management in direct seed and organic systems, a straw-to-energy plant, plus winter wheat, spring wheat, barley, pea and lentil variety plots.

The day begins at 7 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast at Cutters Café in Fairfield sponsored by the Spokane County Crop Improvement Association. Kurt Schroeder, a scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, is the featured speaker and will discuss the new challenges being presented by nematodes in the area. The tour is free and open to anyone interested.  Washington State pesticide credits have been requested.

Preregistration for the breakfast is required by Friday, June 19, and is available by contacting Diana Roberts at WSU/Spokane County Extension, (509) 477-2167 or robertsd@wsu.edu.

Special accommodations for a disability are available, but must be arranged with Roberts prior to the event to guarantee availability.

WSU Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.

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