Feet on the ground

May 2014, Wheatlife

by Trista Crossley

Download a schedule of this year’s field days and plot tours here.

The proof is often said to be in the pudding, but for wheat farmers, it’s what’s growing out of the soil that matters. That’s why there’s no substitute for the field days and plot tours that allow growers to get up close and personal with new varieties and the breeders responsible for their development.

“A critical management function growers have is choosing a variety that performs on their farm in their area,” said Stephen Guy, Washington State University (WSU) Extension agronomist. “We are trying to give them that kind of variety performance information. Something that is pertinent to their growing environments.”

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