Get your prescriptions for economical and sustainable production of high-quality wheat in February at WheatRx Schools | Harvests






Two seminars in February will present the latest high-yielding, high-quality wheat research recommendations to Kansas wheat growers. The one-day seminars — one in Wichita and one in Hays — are part of Wheat Rx, a partnership between Kansas Wheat and K-State Research and Extension.

Speakers from Wheat Rx Schools will discuss how to take advantage of 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 Cultivation Advisor Continuing Credit Units.

“We’re excited to share with Kansas wheat farmers what we’ve learned through the Kansas Wheat Commission’s research investments, from the importance of variety breeding to the practices and tools farmers can use to improve quality,” said Aaron Harries, vice president of research and operations for Kansas Wheat. “Producers in attendance will walk away with knowledge they can apply to continue their experience of innovation and technology adoption as world leaders in producing high-quality wheat year after year.”

The seminars are scheduled for February 8 in Wichita and February 9 in Hays. The time for both days is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“While we can’t change the weather that has a major effect on each year’s harvest, Wheat Rx provides actionable research on how to maximize profitability through yield and quality management,” said Harries. . “The data for this project is compiled from small-plot research and data from hundreds of commercial wheat fields across Kansas, giving a comprehensive prescription on the genetic potential and management practices for producing wheat from highest quality winter in the world.”

RSVP by February 2 for seminars at https://kswheat.com/wheatrx. The cost of the program is $110 per participant, lunch and meeting materials included. There is no charge for Kansas Wheat Growers Association members to attend the seminars. To take advantage of this benefit, join or renew your membership today at https://kswheat.com/join.

Can’t make it to one of the Wheat Rx schools in February? Stay up to date with the latest information from the Wheat Rx website. The site includes a series of extension publications and other educational materials designed to address key areas of durum winter wheat management, including variety selection, foliar fungicide efficacy ratings, insect pests, wheat streak mosaic virus and specific publications on wheat diseases that affect wheat. heads and kernels. These publications contain recent data based on new research funded in part by wheat growers as part of the Kansas Wheat Commission’s Two-Cent Wheat Assessment.

Each publication will be two to four pages long and will focus on a specific wheat production topic. Additional publications in the series will be published by K-State on an ongoing basis, including updates to existing publications as new research data becomes available.

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