Latest wheat research featured at field day

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 • Manhattan, KS

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Wheat research at Kansas State University will be highlighted at K-State’s Wheat Field Day on Tuesday, May 31. The leading wheat scientists in K-State Research and Extension will present the latest research on varieties, management practices and new technologies, said Kraig Roozeboom, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.

Topics and speakers at the field day include:

K-State Wheat Breeding and Partnerships – Allan Fritz, Department of


  • Wheat Varieties – Jim Shroyer, Department of Agronomy
  • Wheat Disease and Fungicide Management – Erick DeWolf, Department of Plant
  • Pathology
  • Contributions to Wheat Industry – Bikram Gill, Department of Plant Pathology
  • Identifying Ug99 Stem Rust Resistance – Bob Bowden, Jesse Poland, Department of Plant Pathology, USDA
  • Identifying Ug99 Resistance and Durable Resistance to Leaf and Stripe Rust – Bob Bowden, Jesse Poland, Department of Plant Pathology, USDA
  • Stress Physiology Research in Wheat – Kyle Shroyer, Raymond Mutava,
  • Department of Agronomy
  • Ammonia Application for Wheat: Preplant Knife Spacings and Spring Topdressing, Dave Mengel, Department of Agronomy
  • iWheat: Using Smartphone Technologies to Manage Wheat Pests -- Brian McCornack, Wendy Johnson, Department of Entomology

The field day will be held on May 31 at K-State’s North Agronomy Farm, 2200 Kimball Ave., directly north of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan.

Check-in will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the tours starting at 5 p.m. There is no admission fee and a free dinner will be provided after the tours. The  public is welcome to attend.

Part of the tour will be on a trailer, and part will require walking.

Assistance will be provided at the walking tour stops for those who need it.

Those planning to attend are asked to register online at:

Registrations also can be made by calling Troy Lynn Eckart, Department of Agronomy, at 785-532-5776.

The registration deadline is May 26. At-the-door registration will be  accepted, but only those who preregister will be guaranteed a meal.

For more information, call your local county Research and Extension office, or

785-532-5776. Information is also available at


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K-State’s North Agronomy Farm
2200 Kimball Ave.
Manhattan, Kansas
United States

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