Wheat plot tours May 27 and 28
Walnut Creek Extension District will hold four Wheat Plot Variety Demonstration Tours on May 27 and 28. K-State Wheat Breeder Joe Martin will be the featured presenter on two tours scheduled for May 28. Erik DeWolf, K-State Plant Pathologist, will attend all four tours and discuss wheat diseases. David Coltrain, Walnut Creek Extension Agent, will present Wheat Marketing and Economic Information at all four plot demonstrations.
The first tour starts on May 27 at 8:30 a.m., at the Ness County plot of cooperator Tom Frusher that features 25 varieties. Brian Olson, K-State Northwest Area Crop Specialist will discuss varieties. Directions to this plot are 12 miles south of Ness City on Highway 283 and one mile east on Road 10. Refreshments will be provided.
The next stop is scheduled for May 27, 6 p.m., in Lane County with a plot that has 21 wheat and four triticale varieties. Brian Olson will discuss wheat varieties and cooperator Vance Ehmke will provide information on the triticale varieties and an update about the pilot project with Seaboard feeding triticale. A light supper will be provided at this plot that is located seven miles west of Dighton on Highway 96 and one and a half miles south on Eagle Road.
On May 28, 4 p.m., Martin will discuss his 175 replicated breeding lines and check lines. Directions to the Brownell Research Plot in Ness County are west of the junction of County Roads Z and 210. Refreshments will be provided.
The last stop on May 28 starts at 6 p.m., at the Rush County plot of cooperator Mark Baus. This plot is located near Alexander. From Highway 96, turn north on road 140 one mile to Avenue P. Martin and DeWolf will discuss the 23 varieties. A light supper will be available at this stop.
These tours are sponsored by the Walnut Creek Extension District and the following grain elevators: Bazine Cooperative Grain and Supply, Bondurant Grain, Midland Marketing, Mid-States Farmers Cooperative, and Garden City Cooperative. Kansas Crop Improvement Association will provide water for all four Tours.
K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities, and programs accessible to all participants. If you have special requirements due to a physical, vision or hearing disability, please contact David Coltrain at 1-800-460-9079.