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Upcoming plot tours for small grain farmers

The small grain summer plot tours provide farmers and crop consultants with the tools to make small grain production successful and profitable. Learn how to manage wheat, barley, rye, triticale, and oats at these in-person, free events across the state. Farmers will get to see up to 180 varieties in the field, participate in hands-on demonstrations, and ask questions of UMN experts.

Pests, diseases, and what to expect from this crop after a record warm winter and a wet spring will be top of the agenda. Crop variety selection and other production concerns such as herbicide carryover will also be highlighted during each of the tours. Participants are highly encouraged to bring any field samples for diagnosis and/or conversation.

Registration is not required. 

2024 Southern MN tour details 

  • Monday, June 17 – Rochester, 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a boxed lunch served before the tour.
    Lawler Farms (GPS: 44.023910, -92.341220)
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Le Center, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. with lunch at the farm shop after tour.
    Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomije Farm (GPS: 44.457107, -93.679389)
  • Wednesday, June 19 – Benson, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with brats served after the tour.
    Lee’s Seed Farm (GPS: 45.38939, -95.52145)

For more information

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