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Michigan Wheat Program Field Day Set for June 14 in Lansing
Michigan Ag Connection - 05/26/2023

Registration is now open for the June 14 Michigan Wheat Program’s 2023 Summer Field Day, held at the MSU Plant Pathology Research Center in Lansing.

“The Michigan Wheat Program’s 11th annual Summer Field Day is a unique opportunity for Michigan wheat farmers to visit research plots while the research team describes the treatments and their results,” said Jeffery Krohn, chairman of the nine-member Michigan Wheat Program board and a wheat farmer from Owendale.

“We have the opportunity to ask questions and see research results with our own eyes, while sharing our experiences with other growers and researchers. You never know what conversation will spur the idea for the next research proposal.”

Event check-in and breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. followed by plot tour presentation at 9 a.m. MSU professors and research staff will also present on weed and disease control, high-management wheat production, disease resistant varieties and wheat agronomy. In the afternoon, there will be a guided walking tour at the Mason Research Farm, which has many research plots and variety trials.

During lunch, Dr. Jan Byrne of the MSU Plant Diagnostics Center will accept and evaluate ailing wheat specimens brought in by growers. The diagnostic evaluations are covered by the Michigan Wheat Program as part of the check-off’s “farmer perks.” MSU wheat systems specialist Denis Pennington will also present on the current crop. Both RUP and CCA credits will be awarded for the program.


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