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Illinois Wheat Association To Host Wheat Tour











BLOOMINGTON, ILL.
   The Illinois Wheat Association will host the Southern Illinois Winter Wheat Tour Thursday, May 26, giving Illinois wheat growers an opportunity to tour winter wheat fields and make observations that will factor in to yield estimates of the 2016 winter wheat crop.
   The tour will include field checks during the day with an evening report session at Belleville Research Center.  Prior to the evening meal, yield estimates will be calculated, and attendees will have an opportunity to view wheat variety and seed treatment trials.  Fred Kolb, U of I Professor of Small Grain Breeding will be on hand to discuss wheat development and wheat diseases.
   Tour participants may meet at 9:00 a.m. at one of four locations: 
   • Siemer Milling Co., 111 W. Main St., Teutopolis, 217-857-3131 
   • Mennel Milling Co. of Illinois, 415 E. Main St., Mt. Olive, 217-999-2161
   • Wehmeyer Seed Co., 7167 Highbanks Rd., Mascoutah, 618-615-9037
   • Wabash Valley Services Co., 1562 Illinois 1, Carmi, 812-483-2966 
   Participants are asked to call in advance the location from which they would like to depart.  Participants also are asked to make a reservation for dinner by contacting Charlene Blary at the Illinois Wheat Association office at 309-557-3619 or by e-mail at cblary@ilfb.org by May 19.  
   Those wishing to take samples of their own and join the group for the dinner and wrap-up also are asked to RSVP to Illinois Wheat Association by May 19. The Illinois Wheat Association will provide the tour instructions to those taking independent samples to ensure sampling procedures are consistent.  Further details of the event can be found on the Illinois Wheat Association website at:  http://www.illinoiswheat.org/events.html. ∆
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