Welcome to the website of the Michigan Wheat Program, the check-off program for Michigan wheat farmers. The Michigan Wheat Program was voted in by the state’s wheat farmers in July 2011 and reaffirmed through a continuation vote in 2016 and again in 2021. The program benefits the state’s nearly 8,000 wheat farmers who grow wheat in more than 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties.
Coming up very quickly in June is the Michigan Wheat Program’s 11th Annual Summer Field Day! It begins at 8:15 a.m. on Weds., June 14 at the MSU Plant Pathology Research Center, 3735 College Rd., in Lansing.
On-site check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. Wagons pull out for the plot tour talks at 9 a.m. These talks by MSU professors and research staff cover weed and disease control in wheat, high-management wheat production, disease resistant wheat varieties and wheat agronomy.
Wheat disease management starts with variety selection. Understanding potential weaknesses of the varieties that you’ve chosen is critical to making the most informed management decisions.
The recent dry spell and high temperatures have growers and agronomists asking: “How will this weather impact wheat yields?” This article will provide an overall summary of conditions and links to resources.
Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2022 trials.
Find the Michigan Wheat Program-sponsored events here. Includes full agenda and access the presentations, handouts and videos.
The Michigan Wheat Program board has put its support behind the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).
Michigan Wheat Program assists growers in identifying wheat ailments