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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Wheat Academy visits Davenport

Wilke Farm updates provided


Last updated 2/8/2024 at 11:51am

Drew Lawson

Davenport-based program specialist Jesse Ford discusses canola production in Lincoln County at the WSU "Wheat Academy on the Road" event at Memorial Hall Thursday, Feb. 1.

DAVENPORT - The Washington State University Wheat Academy gave an "on the Road" presentation at Memorial Hall to area wheat farmers and stakeholders Thursday, Feb. 1.

Two locally based talks began the morning, with Ritzville-based Extension agronomist Aaron Esser providing a Wilke Farm update and Davenport-based WOCS program specialist Jesse Ford discussing regional canola production.

Wilke Farm is located about one mile east of Davenport and is owned by the university for crop research.

Esser discussed the 10 fields that have been harvested at the farm in recent years, including three i...

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