Monday, August 13, 2012

Green and Growing


D. Bruce Bosley
Extension Agent/Cropping Systems
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
508 S 10th Ave., Ste 1, Sterling Co 80751
(970) 522-3200 Ext. 285

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 13th, 2012

Growers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat varieties this fall for top yields next summer. The annual Wheat Planting Decision Meetings held on August 15, 16 and 17 will offer growers insight into the highest-yielding varieties in the Colorado State University (CSU) Uniform Variety Performance Trials and Collaborative On-Farm Tests (COFT).

The Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) and Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) host the annual meetings. Speakers will discuss the variety and COFT trial results, the qualities of new varieties, new developments in wheat breeding, the availability and value of certified wheat seed and the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA), and other topics.

Plan to attend the meeting nearest you. A complimentary meal will be served at each meeting and each grower who attends the meeting will receive a 1-gigabyte flash drive containing the Wheat Variety Database, which allows growers to make comparisons between varieties and look at data from the CSU trials going back to 1990.

Meeting Dates and Locations

Wednesday, August 15:

Burlington:  6:30 p.m.  Dinner meeting, Community Center

Thursday, August 16:

Genoa: 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast meeting, Dry Creek Seed Company

Akron: 12:00 p.m.  Lunch meeting, Central Great Plains Research Station

Haxtun/Dailey: 6:30 p.m.  Dinner meeting, Anderson Wheat Farms

Friday, August 18:

Wiggins/Hoyt: 7:30 a.m.  Breakfast meeting at Midcap Farms

Dry Bean Field days

Colorado State University and the Colorado Dry Bean Administrative Committee invite you to join them at one of the two 2012 Dry Bean Field Days. Participants will see the newest dry bean varieties, tour research plots and hear the most up-to date information on agronomic, disease and pest control practices for dry bean production in Colorado.

The Yuma Field Day will be held on August 22nd on the Richard Wacker farm at 1:30 p.m. Travel north from Yuma on Hwy 59 to Road 50, west 1 mile to road E, north ¼ mile, the plot is on the west side. GPS coordinates: 40.3030 N and -102°7371 W. Refreshments are provided courtesy of Trinidad Benham- Sterling, CO.

The Greeley Field Day will be held on August 24th on Brian Lefgren’s farm at 10:00 a.m.

From Greeley on Weld County road 47, 2 miles north to road 66, west to road 45, south to the intersection of road 64/45, and the plots are on the southeast corner.

Please contact me, Bruce Bosley about these field days or other cropping systems or natural resource topics at (970)768-6449 or

Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.  If you have a disability for which you seek an accommodation, please notify Bruce Bosley 7 days before the event. Colorado State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado Counties Cooperating.

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