Research station to host open house

The Emo research station once again is opening its doors to one and all this coming Monday (July 29) at 7 p.m.
“We’re going to tour our plots to see what happened and how the crops are doing this year,” research station manager Kim-Jo Bliss said.
The station—owned and operated by the University of Guelph—hosts the open house each year to share its ongoing projects with the public.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Meanwhile, Larry Lamb, president of the Rainy River District Soil and Crop Improvement Association, once again is heading a farm tour next Tuesday morning (July 30).
Details still are being finalized but Lamb said those interested in taking part are asked to arrive at the Emo research station by 9:45 a.m.
“We won’t be making the final decision [on what farms to visit] yet but we’ll meet at the research station for a jump-off point,” he noted.
“We’ll have lunch at Purity Seeds and we’re going to be having lunch right beside a field of soybeans,” Lamb said. “People can see how well it survived our monsoons. It has recovered from the rains exceptionally well, I think—better than my other crops. It’s a very old crop that’s new to the area.”
For more information, call Lamb (482-2420) or Lyle Wheatley (487-2478).
The annual tour is designed for district farmers to exchange agricultural ideas and techniques but everyone is welcome to attend.