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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.

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Check this out before planting wheat this fall!

2023 MSU State Wheat Performance Trials report released

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.

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Michigan Wheat Program issues call for research proposals

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.

Michigan Wheat Program in Partnership with MSU releases high-management results from the 2023 MSU Wheat Performance Trials

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.

Grower Resources

2023 MSU Wheat Performance Trials

Read results of 125 varieties in MSU’s 2023 trials.

View Past Annual Meeting & Field Day Programs

Find the Michigan Wheat Program-sponsored events here. Includes full agenda and access the presentations, handouts and videos.

MAEAP Scholarship

The Michigan Wheat Program board has put its support behind the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

Free Diagnostics

Michigan Wheat Program assists growers in identifying wheat ailments

Publications

The accomplishments of the first 10 years of the Michigan Wheat Program.

 A publication developed through research results from the first 10 years of the program,  outlining the necessities of wheat production.

An educational piece about gluten including what it is, does and why its important.

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