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By LuAnn Schindler

Ag students learn lessons during test plot visit


August 25, 2022

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Inspection • (l-r): Ewing farmer Bob Napier, H and T Seed and Technology representative Austin Twibell and Summerland ag instructor Jacob Goldfuss check the underside of a leaf from a corn plant for mites, Friday afternoon, in a test plot planted in Napier's field near Summerland School.

A fresh crop of introduction to ag students from Summerland School were all ears, Friday afternoon, as they visited the corn hybrid test plot, planted in April, north of the school.

Six companies planted 24 seed varieties, April 22, on land owned and farmed by Bob Napier.

Todd Weber, from Pioneer Seed Company, along with Aaron Hoke and Austin Twibell, representing H & T Seed & Technology, in Orchard, gave students an overview of crops planted.

"There's a lot of things farmers like Bob have to contend with," Weber said. He introduced concepts about comparative relative maturity, gro...

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