The annual MU Extension wheat tour will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21, on the farm of David Sheat near Lamar.
“The MU Extension wheat tour has been going on for nearly 40 years,” said Wyatt Miller, agronomy assistant with University of Missouri Extension. “It is a great opportunity for local producers to learn new management strategies to increase yields from MU state specialist. With over 60 different varieties being tested each year at the University of Missouri field wheat plots, producers can see firsthand which varieties may be most beneficial for their farm.”
University of Missouri Extension State Entomologist Dr. Wayne Bailey, will address potential insects that threaten wheat and double crop soybeans. Pat Miller, agronomy specialist with MU Extension, will talk about diseases in wheat. David Tague, from MU Variety Testing, will discuss wheat variety performance and results.
The evening program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the wheat plots on the David Sheat farm. Directions to the plots are as follows: Go east of Lamar (approximately 4 miles) to state Hwy. A, north on A to 10th Road (1 mile); east approximately 1⁄2 mile to first house on the north side. Event signs will be posted along the route.
Refreshments, provided by the local 4-H, will finish of the evening.
Reservations are not necessary and everyone is welcome.