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Updated notice of meeting Michigan Wheat Committee on September 21, 2023

Posted September 21, 2023 A regular meeting of the Michigan Wheat Committee will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. The business session is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually via zoom. Contact the Michigan Wheat Program office via email at: to receive the zoom link the morning of the meeting. Individuals wishing

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

Lansing, Mich.  (Aug. 7, 2023) – 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. For over 30 years, Michigan State University has been conducting Wheat Performance Trials.  And for the last 11 years, the Michigan Wheat Program has provided funding and resources to

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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

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Michigan Wheat Program issues call for research proposals

Lansing, Mich.  (July 10, 2023) –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. “In the last eleven years, the Michigan Wheat Program

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Michigan’s 2023 wheat harvest just around the corner!

Tips for help farmers optimize harvest Michigan’s wheat harvest gets going in early-to-mid July, of course beginning in Southern Michigan and progressing north through the 50 counties where farmers typically grow wheat in their crop rotation. Just ahead of harvest, the wheat plant reaches physiological maturity:  That point where grain stops plumping up and the “dry down” period begins.  No

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Drought and high temperature impact on wheat yields

By Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat systems specialist  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. The extent of droughty conditions and high temperatures vary by location.  The first step in determining potential impact on wheat yields

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National and Michigan Wheat Yield Contest Sign Up is NOW!!

Take advantage of the great looking wheat crop in the Great Lakes State!! After scouting wheat fields this spring and examining the crop while applying nitrogen, many growers are saying this could be a wonderful wheat year in the Great Lakes State. Given the great crop outlook, the Michigan Wheat Program is reminding growers to sign up for the Michigan

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