Colorado State University Extension, CWAC, CAWG, CWRF, the Wickstrom Farms and Cooksey Farms would like to invite wheat producers in the area to The 2016 Wheat Field Days in Orchard and Roggen.
Wheat producers will gain insight into the highest-yielding varieties in the Colorado State University (CSU) Uniform Variety Performance Trial by attending the Wheat Field Days across NE Colorado. This year, there will be a wide range of varieties, including advanced entries from Dr. Scott Haley’s breeding program, released varieties from CSU, varieties from other states (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana), and entries from private wheat seed companies (WestBred, Limagrain, Watley Seed, AGSECO, and AgriPro).
The 2016’s program includes a presentation from Dr. Jerry Johnson on the results from the 2015 testing program as well as highlights on critical areas related to wheat production management. Dr. Scott Haley will describe the varieties in the trial and give us an update on issues related to breeding and variety development. Rick Novak, CSU Director of the Seed Program, will present on seed certification and plant variety protection. Joe Westhoff, CWRF and Trail Specialist, will talk about CWRF and CWAC updates.
On June 13th, the Wheat Field Day includes two locations. In each location, wheat plots will be tour for about an hour and refreshments and meal will provide.
The field day will begin at the Wickstrom Farms near Orchard (From Briggdale, 13.5 miles east on Hwy 14, then 13 miles south on Weld County Road 105 or Morgan County Road 4) at 12:00 pm.
The second site is located at the Cooksey Farms near Roggen (From Prospect Valley, go east 8 miles of Hwy 52, north 1 mile on County Road 85, then 0.3 miles on County Road 14) at 4:00 pm.
In each location, wheat plots will be tour for about an hour and refreshments and meal will provide.
Like every year, there is no better place –no better forum –to educate yourself about the present and future status of wheat breeding and research than at the Wheat Field Day. There are some good reasons to come: learn about wheat from the experts; visit with your friends and neighbors; and share a great meal.
For more information on the 2016 Wheat Field Days and other locations, please visit: http://www.extsoilcrop.colostate.edu/CropVar/documents/winterwheat/2016/2016WheatFieldDayFlyer.pdf. Or http://coloradowheat.org/colorado-wheat/news-events/wheat-field-days-2016/