CSU’s 2021 Wheat Field Days set for June

There is nothing like seeing new varieties in the field. Colorado Wheat Field Days let farmers see new and traditional varieties side-by-side in our variety trial plots. Dr. Jerry Johnson, a seasoned veteran of crop variety testing, leads off with a short introduction and selection information before our new CSU wheat breeder, Dr. Esten Mason discusses the pros and cons of the varieties in each of ten dryland locations and one irrigated trial. Brad Erker, Executive Director of Colorado Wheat highlights progress made in wheat breeding due to uniqueness of farmer support of CWAC and CWRF. Our new director of CSU seed programs, Laura Pottorff, will bring us up to date on the Colorado Seed Programs. CSU experts on weed science, entomology, and pathology will showcase their strong wheat research and extension activities.

The field days will be held on June 10th at Walsh, Lamar, and Brandon; June 11th at Burlington and Genoa; June 14th at Orchard and Roggen; and June 15th at Julesburg, Holyoke, and Yuma. The Akron site is tentatively set for June 16th and will depend on COVID restrictions. 

The flyer with the full schedule and directions can be found on our website at csucrops.agsci.colostate.edu

Plan to attend. Mark it down on your calendars!

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.