Wheat field day set for this week

A summer field day is set for June 26 at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center. All growers and industry representatives are welcome to attend.

A field meeting is planned for winter wheat growers and industry at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center on Thursday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Multiple researchers will be at wagon stops to discuss insect, disease and weed management, as well as wheat breeding efforts, crop fertilization and crop rotation research. Weather permitting, a UAV being utilized in the research will be demonstrated before lunch. Presenters representing Michigan State University include Christy Sprague, Chris Difonzo, Jan Byrne, Martin Nagelkirk, Kurt Steinke and Eric Olson. After lunch, participants are invited to visit with combine representatives regarding the set-up of machines for optimum harvest performance, or visit the Michigan State University variety performance trials near the farm. 

There is no cost to attend thanks to the sponsorship of the Michigan Wheat Program and the support by Michigan State University AgBioResearch, Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Crop Improvement Association. However, participants are asked to preregister online at www.miwheat.org under the “what’s hot” sidebar, or contact Jody Pollok-Newsom at 1-888-WHEAT01. The Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center is located one mile west and one-half mile south of Richville. The address is 3775 S. Reese Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. A complete agenda is also available at the website.

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