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.
The report that many growers look for each August is now out! Michigan State University has released its 2023 State Wheat Performance Trials.
Farmers intending to plant wheat this fall should consult the report to learn more about the 69 varieties tested across Michigan in the 2022-2023 growing season, and review the side-by-side results for these varieties under conventional and the high-management production techniques. MSU wheat systems specialist Dennis Pennington completed harvest of the research plots in early August and finalized the report with assists from MSU wheat breeder Dr. Eric Olson and Amanda Noble, assistant wheat breeder.
The Michigan Wheat Program (MWP) is issuing its annual call for research proposals to keep Michigan wheat farmers on the cutting edge of production and competitive in the marketplace. All proposals are due by close of business August 18th to be considered for funding this year.
A vital piece of the Michigan Wheat Program’s research agenda was just released with publication of the 11th consecutive year of high-management wheat research trials.
Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2023 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