Update - Full program details are set for two Wheat Rx seminars

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A prescription for producing high-yielding and high-quality wheat is just what the doctor ordered for Kansas wheat producers — referring to expertise from Kansas State University like Drs. Romulo Lollato, Carlos Bonini Pires, Kelsey Andersen Onofre, Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Dan O’Brien, and others.

Kansas Wheat Rx is a combination of suggested management practices for the economical and sustainable production of high-quality winter wheat in Kansas.

Mark the calendar now for two upcoming seminars in Dodge City and Wichita. Speakers will discuss cover crops and soil health, the role of wheat in a cropping system, soil fertility, fungicides, and economics of wheat production.

“We cannot change the impact of weather on each year’s crop, but we can arm wheat producers with the knowledge they need to maximize profitability through utilizing the genetic potential of new varieties and best management practices,” said Aaron Harries, vice president of research and operations for Kansas Wheat. “We’re excited to share with Kansas wheat producers what we’ve learned through the Kansas Wheat Commission’s research investments — from the importance of variety selection to the practices and tools farmers can use to improve quality.”

These programs are part of Wheat Rx, a partnership between Kansas Wheat and K-State Research and Extension, to disseminate the latest research recommendations for high-yielding and high-quality wheat to Kansas wheat farmers. This effort includes a series of extension publications at https://kswheat.com/wheatrx and educational outreach like the upcoming seminars.

Registration fee is $110; Kansas Association of Wheat Growers members receive one free registration. Lunch will be provided.

These programs are scheduled for March 7, 2024, in Dodge City, and March 8, 2024, in Wichita, with more details provided below. The program will include:

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.       Registration, coffee and donuts

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.       Welcome and Wheat Rx background – Aaron Harries

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.       Economics of wheat production (and outlook) in central Kansas – Dan O’Brien (Wichita) or Gregg Ibandahl                                           (Dodge City)

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Beyond grain: Benefits of wheat to cropping systems – Romulo Lollato

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  Wheat fertility management – Dorivar Ruiz Diaz

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.      Important wheat diseases and their management – Kelsey Andersen Onofre

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.      Soil health and cover crops – Carlos Pires and Logan Simon


March 7, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. Registration
Dodge City, Depot Theater, 201 E Wyatt Earp Blvd.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. View the full agenda and register for the event at https://kswheat.com/dodgecity.

March 8, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. Registration
Wichita, Double Tree at the Airport, 2098 Airport Road

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. View the full agenda and register for the event at https://kswheat.com/wichita.

Members of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers receive one free registration to these full-day seminars. The nonmember registration fee is $110. To take advantage of this benefit, join or renew your membership today at https://kswheat.com/join.


Romulo Lollato, Wheat and Forages Specialist

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