*CSU Ext News* Ron Meyer: Colorado State University Wheat Test Harvest

BURLINGTON, CO –Colorado State University (CSU)  wheat testing trials are currently being harvested with specialized combines made for small experiment harvests.  Pictured above are a few of the testing combines used for trials.  The top photo shows a CSU wheat breeding team combine.  This trial was located on the Michael Hinkhouse farm north of Burlington along hwy 385.  The bottom photo show Ron Meyer, Area Extension Agronomist, harvesting a wheat experiment aboard a refurbished 1975 Hege combine. The CSU Agronomy team is testing approximately 1000 wheat varieties locally, most being experimental.  The goal is to find the top producing varieties and release those to area producers.

Submitted to Barn Media by:

CSU Golden Plains Area Extension,  Ron Meyer, Area Extension Agent (Agronomy), 

(719) 346-5571 x 305, ron.meyer@colostate.edu

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