Pete Berry will present at Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series on March 10
Pete Berry of ADAS will talk about enhancing wheat yields in Europe and the U.S.
Michigan State University Extension and the Michigan Wheat Program's six-part Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series kicked off Feb. 17 via Zoom and Facebook live. The great speakers Angie Setzer, Phil Needham and Romulo Lollato covered a series of essential wheat topics in the first half of the series, ranging from marketing to enhancing wheat yields.
The fourth webinar presenter on March 10 is Pete Berry, crop physiology sector manager for ADAS, who will speak on enhancing wheat yields in Europe and the U.S. Berry’s PhD dissertation was "Predicting Lodging Risk in Wheat." ADAS is the British consortium seeking to improve performance for cropping systems via a better understanding of crop physiology and management and genetics.
After a quick update on Michigan wheat happenings by Michigan Wheat Program executive director Jody Pollok-Newsom, Berry will provide the keynote presentation followed by time for a question-and-answer session.
Each Wednesday webinar (schedule below) begins at 8 a.m. and runs 90 minutes. There are 1.5 CCA and 1 RUP credit for each workshop, so long as participants attend via Zoom and take the survey at the end to enter their information. To register for the Wheat Wisdom Webinar Series via Zoom, visit the Michigan Wheat Program website. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation. The Monday before the webinar, you will receive a reminder email with the link and instructions to access the Zoom webinar. Participants located in Michigan will receive a free copy of "A Farmer's Guide to Wheat Diseases" ($36 value), compliments of the Michigan Wheat Program.
Thanks to a unique partnership, these webinars will also be available via Facebook for live viewing and interaction. Check in through your Facebook account and watch at Michigan Wheat or MSU Extension Field Crops. Thanks to our partnership with Terry Henne and WSGW, you can also watch by viewing the Facebook pages of WSGW Radio, Farm Service 790, and 94.5 The Moose. CCA and RUP credits are not available for the sessions viewed on Facebook Live. To get the credits, you must participate via Zoom.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
March 10 – Enhancing Wheat Yields in Europe and the US
Pete Berry, head of crop physiology and principal scientist, ADAS, in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
March 17 – Fine Tuning Wheat
Peter Johnson, wheat expert and retired provincial cereal specialist for Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs in Ontario, Canada
March 24 – Wheat Crop and Research Update
Dennis Pennington, wheat specialist, Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan
As is customary, the Michigan Wheat Program's 2021 Winter Wheat Wisdom Webinars will be free to Michigan wheat farmers and friends of the Michigan wheat industry. Advance registration is required if you plan to attend via Zoom so that you will receive the link the Monday before the event.
If you have any questions, please contact Dennis Pennington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-832-0497.