AG TOURS

CRAIGMONT — A Camas Prairie-area crop tour is set for 7 a.m. next Tuesday at the Craigmont Community Hall in Craigmont.

All farmers and ranchers, agriculture-support personnel and other interested persons are welcome to attend a breakfast and morning tour of the area grain industry.

UI Extension educator Doug Finkelnburg will present information during the breakfast on herbicide-resistant weed management, an issue facing agriculture in north central Idaho.

Participants will board a tour bus at 8 a.m., and tour topics include spring wheat and barley varieties, pea and lentil varieties, winter canola/rapeseed nurseries, pollinator populations, blackleg, winter wheat nurseries and cover crops for the Camas Prairie. Speakers will include University of Idaho and Washington State University research and Extension personnel and Lewis Soil Conservation District supervisors.

The tour will conclude by 12:30 p.m. Beverages and a snack break are included on the tour.

Participants must preregister by Friday by calling the Lewis County Extension Office at (208) 937-2311.

WSU tour to cover weeds, grains, crops

ANATONE — Washington State is planning a tour near here Friday that will focus on weeds, grains and crops.

The Ventenata Weed Tour, WSU Grain Variety Tour and Conservation District Cover Crop Tour will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, with those on the tour meeting at the Asotin City Park. The tour will conclude with a catered lunch at noon at the park.

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday. Those planning to participate in the weed tour are asked to preregister by contacting Mark Heitstuman, WSU Asotin County Extension director, at (509) 243-2009 or heitstuman@wsu.edu.

The cover crop portion of the tour will start at 2:30 p.m. on Dwight Halsey Road near Anatone. Jim Schroeder will lead a discussion of the benefits of cover crops at the Brit Ausman Farm.

The WSU winter wheat crop variety tour will start at 3:30 p.m., also at the Ausman Farm. Aaron Esser, WSU Extension agronomist, will lead the discussion of the WSU winter wheat variety trial and Asotin County FSA Director Geremy Nelson will give a Farm Service Agency update.

Tour planned for forest landowners

COTTONWOOD — The University of Idaho Extension Service is offering a field tour for forest landowners from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Monastery of St. Gertrude at 476 Keuterville Road, Cottonwood.

The cost of the tour is $10 per person. Anyone seeking more information may contact the Clearwater County extension office at (208) 476-4434 or email clearwater@uidaho.edu.

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