LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Wheat Program’s Wheat-tastic Wheat Wisdom Webinar series was so successful last winter, it is being brought back for one special presentation. Dennis Pennington, MSU Wheat Specialist, will present the Essentials of Wheat Production on Tuesday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Pennington will focus on essentials for the establishment of wheat topics including: planting, spring growth, stand assessment and key growth stages for wheat growth and development. The program is building on his work to help growers improve their wheat crop and include information learned from 10 years of Michigan Wheat Program funded research. The program runs 60 minutes and will include ample time for questions.
Pennington has worked on many research projects for the Michigan Wheat Program since 2016 and coordinates all on-farm wheat research on- and off-campus for the Michigan wheat check-off and MSU. He works in partnership with breeder Eric Olson on the variety trials, which continue to grow annually both in size and data available through the high management trials. He holds BS and MA degrees.
In addition to all of his research and production responsibilities, he has also authored or collaborated on several publications. Pennington provides monthly content for the Michigan Wheat Program’s e-newsletter, Wheat Wisdom, and last year co-produced the Michigan Wheat 101 publication. This past year Pennington has been leading the way for the development of a Great Lakes Yield Enhancement Network in cooperation with Canada.
To register for the Michigan Wheat Program/MSUE Zoom link, visit www.miwheat.org and look at the “What’s Hot” box on the left. The second item Essentials for Establishment of Wheat Webinar is to be clicked and will take you directly to the registration page. You will receive an email with the link and instructions to access the Zoom webinar on the Monday prior to the event.
As is customary, the Michigan Wheat Program’s 2022 Winter Wheat Wisdom Webinar will be free of charge to Michigan wheat farmers and friends of the Michigan wheat industry. Advance registration is required, to ensure you will receive the link the Monday prior to the event. Visit www.miwheat.org and register under the “What’s Hot” link.
This 2022 Wheat Wisdom Webinar will be recorded and may be viewed after the airing date at www.miwheat.org by clicking on the Education tab and then the Previous Events tab. This location also provides videos and handout materials from all prior Michigan Wheat Wisdom Webinars, Winter Annual Meetings and Summer Field Meetings.
The Michigan Wheat Program is funded by nearly 8,000 farmers who grow wheat in 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties. The Michigan Wheat Program board seeks to promote the state’s wheat industry by funding and supporting the strategic priorities of wheat farmers working with input suppliers, seed producers, millers, end users and consumers. Research on wheat production practices and grower education has been a continued focus for the organization. For more information on the Michigan Wheat Program visit its website at www.miwheat.org.
— Michigan Wheat Program