The 2021 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 10-16 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout Eastern Colorado (schedule below). The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), the Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF), Colorado State University (CSU) Crops Testing and Colorado State University Cooperative Extension.
The program at each field day will feature a walk-through of the variety trial with CSU’s new Wheat Breeder, Dr. Esten Mason. Attendees will also hear updates from the CSU Crops Testing leader, Dr. Jerry Johnson; Colorado Wheat Executive Director, Brad Erker; and Director of Colorado Seed Programs, Laura Potorff. CSU experts on weed science, entomology, and pathology will showcase their strong wheat research and extension activities.
|Thursday, June 10||8:30 a.m.||Walsh – Plainsman Research Center
From west side of Walsh, north 4 mi on Rd 43, west 1.5 mi on Rd HH. Research station on south side of Rd HH. GPS: 37.4346, -102.3193
|12:00 p.m.||Lamar – Stulp Farms
From Hwy 385/287 in Lamar, go about 5 mi south on Hwy 287/385 to CR CC, turn west and go 1/4 mile. GPS: 38.01238, -102.61787
|4:00 p.m.||Brandon – Burl Scherler Farms
From Hwy 96 east of Brandon, north 6 mi on CR 59, east side of road. GPS: 38.53533, -102.43567
|Friday, June 11||8:00 a.m.||Burlington – Michael Hinkhouse Farms
From Rose Ave and Hwy 385 intersection in Burlington, go west on Rose Ave for 1 mi, then south side of hwy at CR 47. GPS: 39.2999, -102.29804
|11 a.m.||Genoa – Beedy Farms
From Genoa/I-70: north about 5.5 mi on CR 31, west side of 11:00 a.m. road. GPS: 39.356, -103.4921
|Monday, June 14||12:00 p.m.||Orchard – Wickstrom Farms
Wickstrom Farms, Morgan County – From Wiggins Hwy 52/I-76 interchange, go north on CR 39 for 7.6 mi to Hwy 144, go east 1.5 mi to CR 6, north 3 mi to CR CC, west 2 mi to CR 4, then north about 3 miles to trial site. Trial is on east side of road. GPS: 40.45125, -104.07
|4:00 p.m.||Roggen – Cooksey Farms
From Prospect Valley, go east 7 mi on Hwy 52 to CR 83. Go south for 1/4 mi, field on east side. GPS: 40.0692, -104.28154
|Tuesday, June 15||8:30 a.m.||Julesburg – Carlson Farms
From Julesburg/I-76, south on Hwy 385 for 5.1 mi, trials on south side of farmstead, west of hwy. GPS: 40.899, -102.22875
|12:00 p.m.||Holyoke – Sprague Farms (Irr.)
From Jules./I-76, south on Hwy 385 for 3 mi, go east on CR 26 for 9.25 mi, go south on CR 63.2 for 0.6 mi, go east .25 mi on CR 765. Trial on north side. GPS: 40.9164, -102.0475
|4:00 p.m.||Yuma – Andrews Brothers Farms
From Yuma, north 5 mi on Hwy 59, east 3 mi on CR43 to CR J, south 0.4 mi just south of shop drive, east side of road. GPS: 40.185, -102.661
|Wednesday, June 19*||8:45 a.m.||Akron – Central Great Plains Research Station (Tentative)
From Akron, 4 mi E on Hwy 34 to USDA-ARS research center on GR GG. GPS: 40.149, -103.1373.