2022 Wheat Field Day set for June 16 in Frankenmuth

The Michigan Wheat Program Summer Field Day is set for June 16 at the MSU Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.

People standing in a wheat field watching a presentation.
Photo by Michigan Wheat Program

The Michigan Wheat Program’s 2022 Summer Field Day will be hosted on June 16, 2022, at the Michigan State University Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 S Reese Rd, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. This program is put on by Michigan Wheat Program and will have numerous Michigan State University Extension researchers presenting. Following the conclusion of the plot tours and lunch will be a 10-year celebration of the Michigan Wheat Program.

Registration for the Summer Field Day is 8:15-9 a.m. with the wagons leaving for the plot tour at 9 a.m. There will be a light continental breakfast available during registration. Jan Byrne of MSU Plant & Pest Diagnostics will be evaluating on-site or accepting for later report-back any ailing wheat specimens brought in by growers. Cost of the diagnostics service continues to be covered through the Michigan Wheat Program. 

Topics for the tour starting at 9 a.m. include:

  • Wheat Variety Work by Eric Olson
  • Weed Control Research by Christy Sprague
  • Seed Treatment and Disease Management by Dennis Pennington and Martin Nagelkirk
  • Canopy Cover by Manni Singh
  • Spring Cereal Crops by Dennis Pennington
  • Wheat Planting (Equipment) Trail by Manni Singh and Patrick Copeland

Those who attend the morning program of the Summer Field Day can get up to six RUP credits. You must pick up your name tag at check-in to confirm attendance and be eligible for the RUP credits. Four CCA credits are also available in the categories of Pest Management (1.5) and Crop Management (2.5).

Lunch will be provided following the plot tours at approximately 12 p.m.. The afternoon program (10-Year Celebration Program) will run from 1-2:30 p.m. and focus on the development, progress to date and future plans for the Michigan Wheat Program.

There is no cost to attend the Michigan Wheat Program’s Summer Field Day or 10-Year Celebration thanks to the state’s wheat farmers contributing through the Michigan Wheat Program. To ensure an accurate count for lunch, wagon seating and celebration materials, please RSVP at www.miwheat.org under the “What’s Hot” tab on the left side. Or register by calling 1-888-Wheat01 (888-943-2801).

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