EDITOR’S NOTE: This press release has been updated from a version published on August 12, 2021 to include a recording of the webinar.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado State University (CSU), the Crop Testing Program, and CSU Extension invited wheat growers to the Annual Wheat Planting Decision Webinar. The meeting was live-online on August 18th at 8:30 am via Zoom, and a recording in now available on YouTube on the CSU Extension channel. This meeting offers growers insights into the highest yielding varieties in the 2021 CSU Uniform Variety Performance Trials and Collaborative On-Farm Tests (COFT).
Growers looking to increase yield and decrease risk will want to plant the best possible wheat variety this fall for top yields next summer. CSU Extension Specialist Dr. Jerry Johnson and Research Agronomist Sally Jones-Diamond presented the CSU Uniform Wheat Variety and COFT results for 2021 and variety recommendation. Dr. Esten Mason, CSU Wheat Breeder, talked about new varieties and releases, important traits, and new developments in the wheat breeding program at CSU. The Colorado Seed Growers Association Director, Laura Pottorff, presented on the availability and values of certified wheat seed and the Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA).
Wheat growers gained first-hand information on current and new varieties, their resistant to drought and tolerance to diseases.
— Colorado State University Extension
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