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Southern MN small grain plot tours - LeCenter

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Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomije Farm
Lat/Long: 44.45668, -93.67531
LeCenter, MN


Jared Goplen, University of Minnesota Extension crops educator

Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension small grains agronomist

Lunch will be offered at 12:30 p.m. with the tour following at 1:00 p.m.

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The Small Grain Summer Plot Tours provide farmers and crop consultants with the tools to make small grain production successful and profitable. University of Minnesota Extension small grain specialists and educators will present information on:

  • Production agronomics
  • Variety selection 
  • Pest identification and management
  • Fungicide use

These programs are interactive with hands-on demonstrations of genetics, pests and growth stages. They feature tours of current research plots as well as discussions of on-farm experiences. Feel free to bring any field samples for diagnosis or discussion!

The Southern Wheat Tour is sponsored by the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council.


There is no cost to attend the plot tour. 


Pre-registration is not required.

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