2016 Summer Field Day

MSU Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Farm 3775 S. Reese Road, Frankenmuth, MI
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

8:15 a.m.Registration, Coffee & Donuts

8:15 a.m. Plant Diagnostics: Dr. Jan Byrne, MSU Plant Diagnostics Center


9:00 a.m. – Welcome & Introductions: Dave Milligan, Michigan Wheat Program Chairman

9:05 a.m.Morning Plot Presentations

Preliminary Trial Variety Improvements: Dr. Eric Olson

  • Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Spring Wheat: Dr. Eric Olson


  • Testing Spring Wheat Varieties in Michigan, bulletin


Disease: Marty Chilvers, Dr. Jan Byrne and Martin Nagelkirk

  • Stripe Rust in Michigan Wheat in 2016


Weed Control: Dr. Christy Sprague

  • Weed Control of Grasses in Wheat Including Preharvest Herbicides



Wheat Fertility: Dr. Kurt Steinke

  • Six Input Strategies for Michigan Wheat

Sprayer Nozzles: Dennis Pennington



Aphids in Wheat: Dr. Chris DiFonzo

  • Aphids in Wheat


12:15 p.m. – Lunch

1:00 p.m.Wheat Research Special Announcement: David Milligan MI Wheat Program chairman

  • Announcement of Michigan Wheat Program Project at MSU SVREC

1:30 p.m.Marketing Update: Gary Kaufman, Star of the West


2:00 p.m.Season Wrap Up: Martin Nagelkirk, MSUE & Dennis Pennington, MSU

  • Calibrating the Yield Monitor Before Wheat Harvest, Dennis Pennington

2:20Credits (RUP & CCA) & Closing Comments: Jody Pollok-Newsom, MI Wheat Program

2:30 p.m.Adjourn, Variety Trial Plot Tours: Dr. Eric Olson (optional stop)