The 2015 Wheat Field Day in Prowers County Will Highlight Advances in Wheat Research

CSU Extension WebsiteSoutheastern Colorado 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 Day in Prowers County on June 11.  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).

This year’s program will include a presentation from Dr. Jerry Johnson on the results from the 2014 testing program and 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.  Darrell Hanavan, the director of our wheat commodity group will talk about local, state, and national wheat organization topics.

Colorado State University Extension, the Stulp Family, Farm Credit of Colorado and the Golden Plains Insurance Agency would like to invite all the wheat producers in the area to The 2015 Wheat Field Day.   This year we are offering transportation from the Stulp Farms Headquarters to the field site.  Please join us on Thursday, June 11 at either the Headquarters (24247 US Hwy 287, Lamar, CO) at 4:15 pm  or at the field site (20 miles south on Hwy 287/385, 3.5 miles on CR M and 1.8 miles on CR 12) at 5:00 pm.

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 several good reasons to come: learn about wheat from the experts; visit with your friends and neighbors; and share a great meal.

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