2019 Colorado Wheat Field Days Schedule
The 2019 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 13-19 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout Eastern Colorado (schedule below). The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF), Colorado State University (CSU) Crops Testing and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
The program at each field day will feature a walk-through of the variety trial with CSU Wheat Breeder, Dr. Scott Haley. Attendees will also hear updates from the CSU Crops Testing leader, Dr. Jerry Johnson; Colorado Wheat Executive Director, Brad Erker; and Director of Colorado Seed Programs, Rick Novak.
The program at each location will last about an hour and all locations will have refreshments or a meal. For a detailed schedule with directions to each location, visit www.coloradowheat.org.
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Make plans to attend the 2019 Colorado Wheat Field Days this June
FT COLLINS, CO – February 25, 2019 – There is nothing like seeing new wheat varieties in the field. Colorado Wheat Field Days let farmers see new and traditional varieties side-by-side in trial plots. Our nationally renowned CSU wheat breeder, Dr. Scott Haley, will talk about issues facing variety development and discuss the pros and cons of many of the varieties in each trial. Dr. Jerry Johnson, a seasoned veteran of all aspects of crop variety testing, will provide variety selection information. Brad Erker, Executive Director of three Colorado wheat organizations, will highlight the support provided by the Colorado wheat organizations to the CSU breeding and testing programs. Rick Novak, another seasoned veteran and director of CSU seed programs, will bring us up to date on wheat seed issues.
The field days will be held on…
- June 13th at Walsh, Lamar, and Brandon;
- June 14th at Burlington and Genoa;
- June 17th at Orchard and Roggen;
- June 18th at Julesburg, Haxtun, and Yuma;
- and June 19th at Akron
The flyer with the full schedule and directions can be found on our website at www.csucrops.com.
Mark it down on your calendars and plan to join us!