Colorado

The Irrigation Research Foundation will be holding its sixth annual Farm Show, Aug. 23 and 24, at its location two miles north of Yuma, CO.

This trade show has become the premier summer show in northeast Colorado and throughout the tri-state area.

The IRF staff will be giving tours of the facility, which will include studies on corn, soybeans, sugar beets, herbicide-resistant corn, sunflowers, wheat, high oil corn and barley. There are studies and varieties of hybrids of several crops, as well as fertilizer enhancers, seed treatments and soil conditioners.

"One of the most important studies that we have, at the Irrigation Research Foundation, is the Water and Nutrient Management Demonstration and Education Project," states Deb Nichols, executive administrator of the IRF. "We are working with Dr. Mahdi Al-Kaisi and Ron Meier, Colorado State University Extension, through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, on this study. We are looking at three levels of irrigation, three rates of planting population and four levels of fertilization, in an effort to find the most economic yield possible. This is a very interesting study. We will be highlighting it on our tours."

There will be farm tours both days of the show. Visitors will have several chances to look at all of the various crops and studies that are at the Irrigation Research Foundation. Plan now to attend Farm Show 2000, Aug. 23 and 24.

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