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Summer Center Day at WCROC July 10 features eight ag tours

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