05-24-17 THE 2017 WHEAT FIELD DAYS IN NE CO WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN WHEAT RESEARCH

THE 2017 WHEAT FIELD DAYS IN NORTHEASTERN COLORADO WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN WHEAT RESEARCH

Colorado State University Extension, CWAC, CAWG, CWRF, the Wickstrom Farms and Cooksey Farms would like to invite wheat producers and ag consultants in the area to The 2017 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 2017’s program includes a presentation from Dr. Jerry Johnson on the results from the 2016 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 12th, the Wheat Field Day includes two locations.  In each location, wheat plots will be tour for about an hour.  The field day will begin at the Wickstrom Farms near Orchard at 12:00 pm.   The test plots are located 13.5 miles east of Briggsdale  on Hwy 14 and 8.5 miles south on Weld County Road 105 or Morgan County Road 4).  Lunch will be provided.

The second site is located at the Cooksey Farms near Roggen.  The experimental plots are 8 miles east of Prospect Valley on Hwy 52 and ¼ mile south on County Road 85.  Test plot tour will started at 4:00 pm.  Dinner will be provided.

Like every year, there is no better place –no better forum –to learn 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 2017 Wheat Field Days and other locations, please visit: http://www.extsoilcrop.colostate.edu/CropVar/documents/winterwheat/2017/2017WheatFieldDayFlyer.pdf.

Submitted to The BARN by:

Dr. Wilma Trujillo

Area Agronomist

Logan and Morgan Counties

Colorado State University Extension

Email: Wilma.Trujillo@colostate.edu

Cell: (719) 688 – 9168