9.24.19 Come along on a tour through the 340 acre Wilke Research and Extension Farm with Washington State University extension agronomist, Aaron Esser, in episode 144 entitled: “WSU’s Aaron Esser Has the Second Best Job in Agriculture”. The Wilke farm is WSU’s only research facility in Eastern Washington’s intermediate production zone—12 to 16 inches of precipitation. It’s other claim to fame is a budget that depends entirely on crop sales to operate, a circumstance that causes Esser to do everything possible to earn a positive return on investment as he uses large strips to evaluate three and four year rotations on productivity, and weed and disease pressure. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps like Stitcher, Pocket Cast, Overcast, Audio Player, Player FM and others, or listen on your computer at wagrains.org.

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