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BYTIM FINE ummer is the time for field days and most of them in our area have passed but there are still a couple more coming up that I would like to let you know about. . On July 16, the East- ern Ag Research Cen- ter (EARC) will hold their annual irriga- tion field day. This will take place here at the Extension/EARC building and will begin at 9 am. Some of the tour stops (I don’t have room to place ev- erything in here) in— clude a look at pulse diseases, the hemp study, sugar beet re- search, a weed update and much more. I am sure there will be more details forthcoming in regards to this field day. One private and commercial (most cat- egories) pesticide appli- cator credit has been approved for this field day. A catered lunch will be provided for all attendees. July 18 is the date for the annual Swank Farm Tour. For those unfamiliar with this tour, the Swank Farm has hosted off-station research for the EARC for many years. This farm is located north "~A..‘____m_./ rtle chats and west of Froid. Top- ics at the Swank Tour include; a review of the variety trials being mush seam: , '5 dential . \p pic'Services Office: 406-742-531 2 Dispatcher 701 -844—1 234 Fairview, Montana conducted on the farm, and two talks on the issue of soil acidity in Eastern Montana and (. what we are seeing. This tour begins at 5 pm. and includes a steak supper. One pri- vate and commercial (most categories) pes- ticide applicator credit has been approved for this tour as well. To wrap up our field days in Northeastern Montana, the Rich— land County Conser- vation District, Rich- land County NRCS Office, and the Rich- land County Exten- sion Office will host an in-the-field tour of a demonstration proj- ect focused on grazing cover crops and corn through the Winter in an effort to reduce the need for hay. This tour will be held at the The Shops at Fox Run Open Daily 6am to 10pm 406-433-2305 «*3. 4‘ ) I A. farm/ranch of Mar- lin Johnston which is three miles west of Richey on Route 254. Topics for this tour will include a discus- sion on grazing corn for winter feed, deter- mining paddock sizes based on grazing days, tips for electric fenc- ing, and an update on hard-to-control weeds such as horseweed and narrowleaf hawks- beard. This tour will begin at 9 am. and lunch will be provided for attendees. Private and commercial pesti- cide applicator credits have been applied for and a determination in regards to how many credits will be awarded has not been made yet. So, as you can see there is plenty to do" in the coming Weeks. As always, if you have, questions about any of these, you are wel- come to contact me at 433-1206 or via email at timothy.fine@mon— tana.edu. Enjoy the Quality Information,“ “Available and “awe PUG! LOWER YELLOWSTONE .RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Your Tcmhmme EmvgyTXxvpemtiw