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By Marko Manoukian
P. C. Extension Agent 

Crop Tour Scheduled despite drought


Drought conditions and grasshopper impact have taken a toll on the small grain industry in Phillips County.

However, research and variety development to take on these challenges still go on. Crop tours will be held starting July 12 at the Mortenson farm.

This plot was planted early and has had some moisture so variety comparison should be decent.

Bank of Malta will be providing the meal.

Tuesday, the plot tour will be east of Malta at the Karl Mavencamp farm. Dr. Traci Hoogland, MSU Barley Breeder, will be on hand to discuss breeding goals for forage barley including winter varieti...

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