Out standing in the field: 2017 wheat plot tour schedule

Lansing, Mich.  (May 24, 2017) –  The Michigan Wheat Program in cooperation with Michigan State University, MSU Extension and participating growers, have released a compilation of field tours across the state that wheat farmers may wish to visit in the next few weeks.

“Learning by seeing what others are doing is a hallmark of agriculture,” said David Milligan, chairman of the nine-member wheat board and a wheat farmer from Cass City.  “We farmers particularly appreciate it when our peers open their farms to researchers for real-life, on-farm testing.  On behalf of the Michigan Wheat Program, I encourage wheat growers everywhere to take advantage of these opportunities and see the results of research projects funded through the check-off program.”

2017 Wheat Farm Tours

Thurs., June 1 – 6:30 p.m., Jason Woods Farm, 12420 Laberdee Rd., Deerfield.  Topic:  MSU Wheat Variety Performance Trial.

Mon., June 5 – 1:30 p.m., Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3600 S. Van Buren Rd., Vassar.  Topic:  Disease and fertility management trials, variety trials.  Option:  Visit MSU Wheat Variety Performance Trial.

Weds., June 14 – 8:15 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Michigan Wheat Program 2017 Summer Field Day, MSU Plant Pathology Farm, 3735 College Rd., Lansing. Preregistration required: Visit www.miwheat.org and click on the registration link in the What’s Hot box or call 1-888-WHEAT01.

Thurs., June 22 – 6:30 p.m., Harvey Jipping Farm, 3862 47th St., Hamilton.  Topic:  MSU Wheat Variety Performance Trial.

Fri., June 23 – 1 p.m., 6954 Church Hwy., Rogers City.  Topic:  Starter Fertilizer Trial. Local organizer:  James DeDecker, MSUE educator.

Tues., June 27 – 1:30 p.m., Darwin Sneller Farm, 8400 Kilmanagh Rd., Sebewaing.  Topic:  MSU Wheat Variety Performance Trial.

Tues., June 27 – 6:30 p.m., JGDM McConnachie Farms, 2700 Booth Rd., Deckerville.  Topic:  Wheat management, winter barley trials, MSU Wheat Variety Performance Trial.

The MWP is a check-off organization funded by the state’s wheat farmers who grow wheat in 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties.  The Michigan Wheat Program promotes the state’s wheat industry by funding and supporting the strategic priorities of wheat farmers by working with input suppliers, seed producers, millers, end users and consumers.  Research and grower education are top priorities for the organization.