UW-Extension Winter Wheat seminars scheduled for March

Contacts: Paul Esker, 608-890-1999, esker@wisc.edu
Steve Huntzicker, 608-785-9593, huntzicker.steve@co.la-crosse.wi.us
Bryce Larson, 920-849-1450, Ext. 8, bryce.larson@ces.uwex.edu
Jim Stute, 608-757-5696, jim.stute@ces.uwex.edu

Workshops for farmers and crop consultants interested in growing winter wheat will be held March 18 in Rockford, IL, March 24 in Brant, WI, and March 26 in Holmen, WI.

These workshops are designed to improve growers and crop consultants overall understanding and management of winter wheat production in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Rockford, IL meeting is a joint effort between University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Illinois Extension.

The workshops include both hands-on activities and presentations. Topics range from identification of wheat growth stages, wheat disease and insect diagnostics and management, and nitrogen and herbicide management recommendations.

Speakers include:
— Dr. Shawn Conley, UW-Extension soybean and small grains specialist
— Dr. Paul Esker, UW-Extension plant pathology
— Karen Lackermann, UW-Extension plant pathology
— Dr. Eileen Cullen, UW-Extension field crops entomologist

Registration for all three seminars begins at 10:30 a.m., with programming to start at 11 a.m. The program will be finished at 3 p.m.

Workshops will be held at the following locations. For additional specific site-related information and fees please contact the following UW-Extension agriculture agents:

— Rockford, IL: Clocktower Inn and Conference Center. Contact: Jim Stute, UW- Extension Rock County, 608-757-5696.

— Brant, WI: Neighborhood Pub and Grill. Contact: Bryce Larson, UW-Extension Calumet County, 920-849-1450, Ext. 8

— Holmen, WI: Holland Town Hall. Contact: Steve Huntzicker, UW-Extension La Crosse County, 608-785-9593

These workshops are supported by a grant from the USDA North Central Integrated Pest Management Program with additional sponsorship from Partners in Production, Syngenta, BASF and Bayer. Continuing education credits are being requested in the areas of crop and pest management.

For general programming questions, please contact Paul Esker at 608-890-1999 or paul.esker@ces.uwex.edu.

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