Wheat Disease Field Day in Manhattan - June 5, 2023

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The Department of Plant Pathology and K-State Research and Extension will be hosting a wheat disease field day on Monday, June 5 at the Rocky Ford Plant Pathology Farm just north of Manhattan (1700 Barnes Rd., Manhattan).

This will be a great opportunity to see several wheat diseases in the field and to learn about the latest K-State wheat disease management and breeding advances.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Wheat disease management research updates
  • Breeding efforts for Fusarium head blight, stem rust, barley yellow dwarf virus, and tan spot
  • Pre-breeding efforts using WGRC collection of wheat wild relatives
  • Predictive models for forecasting wheat diseases
  • Wheat disease diagnostics and updates from the K-State Disease Diagnostic Lab

Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the program will begin at 8:30 am. Lunch will be served at noon.

There is no cost to attend this field day. Registration is requested for meal planning purposes. Please use this link for registration: https://shorturl.at/goKT1. You can also contact Amy Geyer at ageyer@ksu.edu or 785-532-6176.


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