Field days are happening now through the beginning of July. Growers have 28 options over 37 days to attend field day events near them. Wheat and barley growers are encouraged to attend any WSU field day. Of note this season, there will be featured event content or speakers at the following field days:
- Lind Field Day on June 16 at 9:00 a.m.
- Wilke Farm Field Day on June 29 at 8:30 a.m.
- Pullman Field Day at Spillman Farm on June 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Full schedule details and plot locations are posted online. Plot coordinates can be followed using Google Maps. Location maps for the WSU Cereal Variety Trials are also available online.
WSU coordinates field days for the specific purpose of gaining insight from you, the growers. Connecting with growers is a vital part of the variety development and release process. Whether its emerging problems or stronger resistance to age-old issues, your participation provides insight to breeders on your current production needs. Attending the crop tour closest to your production area generally provides growers with the best insight on the varieties that perform well in their specific growing region. Funding for the trials is provided in part from grower checkoff dollars through the Washington Grain Commission.