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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Wheat discussed at Wilke Field Day

University experts give talks


Last updated 7/27/2023 at 12:47pm

Drew Lawson

Farmers, politicians and Washington State University students examine the Wilke Farm wheat fields at Wilke Field Day Thursday, June 29.

DAVENPORT - Several dozen wheat farmers, Washington State University students, staff members and some state politicians crowded bleachers pulled by tractors and farm trucks through the fields of Wilke Farm during the annual Wilke Field Day on Thursday, June 29.

Attendees registered in the main barn east of the city, then were directed to one of two bleacher-style mobile seats that would pull attendees around the farm to different stations.

Groups were given talks on the effect of weeds in wheat crops, effective pest control, the importance of reading soil and various wheat varieties used...

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