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Ford County Wheat Plot

The annual Ford County Wheat Plot Tour occurred on Wednesday evening, May 24, at the Dodge City Community College Education Plots. The plots are located at the intersection of Highway 50 and 116 Road across from the Koch Nitrogen Plant.

This plot features a handful of varieties that are a good fit for southwest Kansas. Speakers at the plot tour included: Rumulo Lollato, K-State Professor of Agronomy, and AJ Foster Southwest Area K-State Research and Extension Crop and Soils Specialist. Both discussed the varieties planted in the plot and the plot's soil conditions. Erick DeWolf, K-State Professor and Plant Pathologist discussed diseases seen on the 2017 wheat crop. Sarah Zukoff, Extension Entomologist also spoke on various insect issues currently affecting this year's crop.

This plot is a collaboration between Dodge City Community College and Ford County K-State Research and Extension. For more information on the plot's varieties see Ford County Wheat Plot Variety Descriptions or contact Andrea Burns at the Ford County Extension Office (620-227-4542).