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Summer Center Day at WCROC July 10 features eight ag tours

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Summer Center Day at WCROC July 10 features eight ag tours
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

Summer Center Day at the West Central Research and Outreach Center is July 10, with registration at 7:30 a.m. and tours beginning at 8 a.m.


Eight tours are featured this year, covering topics such as crop and weed management, water quality, animal systems and renewable energy:

Tour 1

Corn Management and Fertilizer Management (Tours at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.)

• Planting Date, Plant Population, & Row Width for Corn--Jeff Coulter

• Managing P & K in the Era of Fluctuating Fertilizer Prices--Daniel Kaiser

Tour 2

• Weed Management & SB Ground Rolling (8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)

• Corn & Soybean Weed Management--Jeff Gunsolus

• Soybean Ground Rolling Practices & Management--Doug Holen

Tour 3

Water Quality Management (8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)

• Where the City Meets the Farm: A Case Study of Drainage Water Quality--John Moncrief

Tour 4

Dairy Systems (10:30 a.m.)

• Feeds and Feeding Organic Dairy Cows--Jim Paulson

• Pasture Management & Management Intensive Grazing--Dennis Johnson

Tour 5

Swine Systems (9:15 a.m.)

• Rapid Ingredient Changes in Swine Diets for Finishing Pigs--Adrienne

Hilbrands and Makayla Schreck

• Controlling Aggression Among Gestating Sows--Christina Phillips

Tour 6

Biomass Energy (8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)

• Biomass Energy: Opportunities & Challenges for Agriculture--Joel Tallaksen

Tour 7

Corn Cobs for Biomass Energy (9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)

• Harvest & Utilization of Corn Cobs for Biomass Energy--Mike Reese

Tour 8

Wind Energy (8 a.m., 9:15 a.m.)

• Wind Energy Update & Turbine Tour--Cory Marquart

Crop Pest Clinic

• Bruce Potter