A prescription for producing high-yielding and high-quality wheat is just what the doctor ordered for Kansas wheat producers — referring to experts from Kansas State University like wheat breeder Allan Fritz, wheat and forage Extension specialist Romulo Lollato, and northwest area crops and soil scientist Lucas Haag.
Mark the calendar now for two upcoming seminars with the trio in the Kansas communities of Phillipsburg and Garden City. These speakers will discuss how to capture value for high-quality wheat, proper fertility to maximize yield and quality, fungicides and wheat health, intensive wheat management, and the value of wheat in the production chain. The program will qualify for certified crop adviser (CCA) continuing credit units.
“We cannot change the impact of weather on each year’s crop, but we can arm wheat producers with the knowledge they need to maximize profitability through utilizing the genetic potential of new varieties and best management practices,” says Aaron Harries, vice president of research and operations for Kansas Wheat. “We’re excited to share with Kansas wheat producers what we’ve learned through the Kansas Wheat Commission’s research investments — from the importance of variety selection to the practices and tools farmers can use to improve quality.”
These programs are part of Wheat Rx, a partnership between Kansas Wheat and Kansas State University Research and Extension to disseminate the latest research recommendations for high-yielding and high-quality wheat to Kansas wheat farmers. This effort includes a series of Extension publications at kswheat.com/wheatrx and educational outreach like the upcoming seminars.
This summer’s programs are scheduled for Aug. 9 in Phillipsburg, and Aug. 10 in Garden City.
- Phillipsburg, Aug. 9. Held at the Armory Large Hall, 520 S. 7th St., the day begins with a 7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast sponsored by Kansas Wheat Alliance. The seminar runs from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration for this half-day seminar is free, sponsored by Amber Wave. Following the condensed morning program, attendees are invited to the ribbon cutting and reveal of the new local protein plant — Amber Wave, formerly known as Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy. The plant will be North America’s largest wheat protein plant. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Register for the event at kswheat.com/phillipsburg.
- Garden City, Aug. 10. Held at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave., the day will start with an 8 a.m. registration and breakfast sponsored by Kansas Wheat Alliance. The full day seminar will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. View the full agenda and register for the event at kswheat.com/gardencity. KAWG members receive one free registration to this full-day seminar. The nonmember registration fee is $110. To take advantage of this benefit, join or renew your membership today at kswheat.com/join.