07-16-16 *CSU Ext News* Ron Meyer: Wheat Variety Results Meetings on Aug 30…

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Wheat Variety Results Meetings

(Burlington, Colo.) – *UPDATED* One hundred bushel per acre dryland wheat!  Colorado State University Extension is hosting wheat variety test plot results meetings on Tuesday August 30 and will discuss trial results that produced this yield along with the other site’s results.  These informational meetings will make available the 2016 Collaborative On Farm Trial (COFT) results from the nearly 20 on-farm trials that were conducted in Colorado during the 2016 season.   The meeting will focus on wheat production with both dryland and irrigated results being shared.

   Times and locations for the programs are Tuesday August 30 beginning at 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Washington County Events Center.  The same program will be held at the Burlington Community Center from 2 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesday August 30th.

Topics covered and speakers include Dr. Jerry Johnson, Colorado State University Crops Testing Specialist discussing the 2016 Colorado on-farm wheat trial results, including the location that averaged 100 bushels per acre.  In addition, Dr. Scott Haley, Colorado State University Wheat Breeder, will discuss the wheat breeding program, new wheat varieties, and wheat breeding program priorities.  In addition, Rick Novak, Colorado State University Seed Specialist, will cover the topic of “do we need to treat our seed”?

Submitted to Barn Media by:

CSU Golden Plains Area Extension,  Ron Meyer, Area Extension Agent (Agronomy), 

(719) 346-5571 x 305, ron.meyer@colostate.edu

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