Dates changed for University of Minnesota small grains plot tours

A tour in Oklee, Minnesota, will be Monday, July 11, and in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, on Tuesday, July 12.

MN-Rothsay is a new wheat variety developed by the University of Minnesota.
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The University of Minnesota has corrected the dates for two of its Small Grain Summer Plot Tour events.

The plot tour in Oklee will be 9 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Swenson Seed Farm, and in Fergus Falls at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the John Walkup farm, according to Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension small grains agronomist, who will be leading the tours.

Plots of the new MN-Rothsay variety and other varieties can be seen at on-farm trials. Tours will be about two hours. Here is the full schedule:

  • Oklee, Monday, July 11, at 9 a.m. (Swenson Seed Farm)
  • Fergus Falls, Tuesday, July 12, at 9 a.m. (John Walkup Farm)
  • Humboldt, Wednesday, July 13, at 9 a.m. (Mark and Neil Wiese Farm)
  • Strathcona, Friday, July 22, at 1 p.m. (Jim Kukowski Farm)

Farmers also can bring any field samples for diagnosis or discussion as part of the tour.

Reach Jeff Beach at or call 701-451-5651 (work) or 859-420-1177.
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