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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012

CONTACT: Dan Weathington, executive director
N.C. Small Grain Growers Association
910-739-0236 or 910-736-8258

Field days will highlight advances in wheat research

RALEIGH — Wheat farmers can learn about advances in research on the crop at three field days across the state in May.

The field days are sponsored by the N.C. Small Grain Growers Association with cooperation from the U.S. Agricultural Research Service and N.C. State University. Admission is free.

The schedule is as follows:

  • May 8 — Wilton Shooter and Sons Farm, U.S. 301, Rowland; registration opens at 4 p.m. and field tours start at 4:30. The location is 1 mile north of Rowland on U.S. 301.
  • May 10 — Granny Branch Farms, N.C. 33, Aurora; registration opens at 4 p.m. and field tours start at 4:30. The plot is located 2.6 miles east of Aurora on N.C. 33.
  • May 15 — Piedmont Research Station, 8350 Sherrills Ford Road, Salisbury; registration opens at 3:30 p.m. and field tours start at 4.

“Each location provides an opportunity for farmers and others with an interest in wheat research to see new variety development, disease and insect control, the latest fungicide recommendations and the latest agronomy work that can help farmers maximize yields for higher net returns on the money they’ve invested,” said Dan Weathington, executive director of the Small Grain Growers Association.

People who have questions about the field days may contact Weathington at 910-736-8258.

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