The Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center will host Kansas Wheat Day, in conjunction with Kansas Wheat, on May 26 at the center's headquarters on the south side of Hays.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with programs beginning a half-hour later
Wheat varieties from both public and private breeding programs will be on display. K- State Research and Extension specialist Jim Shroyer will discuss attributes and relative performance of historical varieties developed by the university.
Joe Martin will discuss current and new wheat varieties and plant pathologist Dallas Seifers will discuss the potential impact and damage caused by the Triticum Mosaic Virus (TriMV) and Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus (WSMV).
At noon, a free lunch will feature Justin Gilpin of Kansas Wheat and Darrel Hanavan with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. They will give a presentation on public wheat improvement programs and private industry collaborations.
This program is open to wheat producers, crop consultants, individuals associated with agribusiness and cooperative extension, and the public.