Latest wheat research featured at field day
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
- 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
2200 Kimball Ave.