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WSU No-Till Research Tour June 13

PULLMAN, Wash. — Three Adams County dryland farms will be featured during Washington State University’s Dryland Research Field Tour on Friday, June 13.

The farms feature soil-saving, annual spring and no-till planting practices.

Visitors will also see WSU and U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service no-till research on alternative annual spring crop rotations; weed control; cereal root diseases, and a comparison of no- till planting versus traditional planting of spring barley, according to Bill Schillinger, WSU dryland research agronomist.

A tour bus will depart from the Ritzville city park at 8:30 a.m. and return at 3 p.m. Stops will be made at the Ron Jirava farm, the Don and Doug Wellsandt farm and the Curtis Hennings Farm.

The tour will pause for lunch at the Grange Hall in Ralston. State Sen. Eugene Prince is scheduled to speak.

The tour is sponsored by the Adams County Wheat Growers Association. Fee is $10 per person, which covers the cost of bus transportation, lunch and educational material. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, call WSU Cooperative Extension at (509) 659-3209.

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