K-State wheat plot tours for May 30 - June 2

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The week of May 30 – June 2 has nine wheat plot tours in Kansas. Producers willing to learn about the different varieties can choose to attend one (or several) plot tours in their county or agricultural district.

The plot tours generally include a discussion of wheat conditions across the state, as well as tips on what to look for when selecting wheat varieties for one operation. New and upcoming varieties are discussed, as well as older and more established ones and a discussion of how all these varieties are responding to this growing season’s conditions.

For the week of May 30 – June 2, the scheduled plot tour locations include:

  1. 5/30/2017, 8:30 a.m.
    Location: Ness Co., Ness City
    Contact: Chris Long, 1-877-798-3921, clong@ksu.edu
    Directions: From Ness City, go 7 miles south on 283 for 7 miles to 60, west 7 miles to L, south 1 1/2 miles, on east side

Tuesday, 5/30/2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Rush Co., McCracken
Contact: Chris Long, 1-877-798-3921, clong@ksu.edu
Directions: From McCracken, go south of the curve of Hwy 4, on CR 110 for 1 mile, turn east on Ave. L for 1/4 mile, on south side

Tuesday, 5/30/2017, 5:00 p.m.
Location: Barton Co., Galatia
Contact: Alicia Boor, 620-793-1910, aboor@ksu.edu
Directions: SW ¼ 26-16-15 South of intersection NW 190 and 100 AVE in Barton County (southeast of Galatia); the producer is David Strecker.

  1. 5/31/2017, 9:00 a.m.
    Location: Brown/Nemaha Co., Sabetha
    Contact: David Hallauer, 785-336-2184, dhallaue@ksu.edu
    Directions: SW of Sabetha, 5.75 miles west of Hwy. 75 on 176th Rd.; GPS Coordinates: 39.883242, -95.893622

Wednesday, 5/31/2017, 8:30 a.m.
Location: Lane Co., Dighton
Contact: Chris Long, 1-877-798-3921, clong@ksu.edu
Directions: From Dighton, go west on 96 for about 7 miles, turn south on Eagle Road for 1 1/2 miles, on east side

Wednesday, 5/31/2017, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ellis Co., Hays
Contact: Stacy Campbell, 785-628-9430, scampbel@ksu.edu
Directions: From I-70 take the Victoria exit 168 go 2.5 miles N. on Cathedral Ave./HWY. 255, turn W. onto Fairground Rd. Go 1 mile, turn S. onto 330 Ave., then go ½ mile. From Catharine go ½ E. turn S. onto 310, go 1 mile and turn E. onto Fairground Rd., go 2 miles and turn S. onto 330th Ave and go ½ mile.

Thursday, 6/01/2017, 5:30 p.m.
Location: Scott Co., Scott City
Contacts: John Beckman, 620-872-2930, jbeckman@ksu.edu
Directions: 4 miles East on Hwy 96 from the intersection of Hwy 83 & 96. Turn north on Pawnee Road and drive for 1.1 miles. The plot is located on the west side of Pawnee Road.

Thursday, 6/01/2017, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Logan Co., Winona
Contact: Candice Fitch-Deitz, 785-673-4805, cfitchdeitz@ksu.edu
Directions: Meet at Winona Methodist Church for breakfast. Plot directions: Ward Taylor farm, 1209 Vista, Winona. From Winona head west on Old Highway 40 for ½ mile to Road 220, turn south for 3 miles to Vista. Golden Prairie District Wheat Plot Sign on corner and plot is located 300 yards south of sign.

Friday, 6/02/2017, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Gove Co., Quinter
Contact: Candice Fitch-Deitz, 785-673-4805, cfitchdeitz@ksu.edu
Directions: Paramount Seed Farm, 7682 County Road Z7682 County Rd Z, Quinter.


Romulo Lollato, Extension Wheat Specialist

Erick DeWolf, Extension Wheat Pathologist