Colorado State University Wheat Field Days begin June 7

On June 7, there will be three separate field days: 8:30 a.m. at the Plainsman Research Center; 1 p.m. at the Stulp farm; and 5 p.m. at the Scherler farm.

On June 8, the field day location will be in Kit Carson County at the Hinkhouse farm located 1 mile west of Hwy 385 on Hwy 24 and begins at 8 a.m. A second field day will be held at 1 p.m. on the Beedy farm located on CR 31 in Lincoln County.

The field day programs continue on June 11 at noon at the Wickstrom farm in Morgan County and on the same day at 4 p.m. at the Cooksey farm in Weld County.

Continuing on June 12 at 8:30 a.m., the field day will be held at the Carlson farm in Sedgwick County, then at 1 p.m. at the Boerner farm in Phillips County, and at 4 p.m. at the Andrews Brothers farm in Yuma County.

Last, on June 13 at 8:45 a.m. the Akron USDA-ARS station will hold its annual field day. Located at each of these sites are wheat variety trials available for observations. Yield and quality data will be published following harvests.

Topics and speakers will include a wheat report by Jerry Johnson, CSU Crops Testing; new and released wheat varieties by Scott Haley, CSU wheat breeder; seed certification and plant variety protection by Rick Novak, CSU Seed Program director, and wheat association updates by Brad Erker, executive director of Colorado Wheat.

More information regarding the 2018 wheat field days including site directions can be found by visiting or