Wheat Rx Seminar - McPherson

March 7, 2023


McPherson Opera House - Grand Ballroom
219 S Main Street
McPherson, Kansas  67460

Register online at https://kswheat.com/wheat-rx-registration-page

KAWG members receive one free registration. Nonmember fee is $110.

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9 a.m.          Registration

9:00                       Welcome and Introduction to Wheat Rx 
                                Aaron Harries, Vice President of Research and Operations

Capturing Value for High-Quality Wheat

E.G. Herl, Vice President - Grain & Logistics, Grain Craft
Reuben McLean, Sr. Director of Quality & Regulatory, Grain Craft

  • From an industry perspective, what is “wheat grain quality”
  • Why high quality wheat is important, not only at the farm level, but also at regional and international levels?
  • How can growers capture value of high-quality grain?

Breeding bread wheat for yield and quality

Dr. Brett Carver, Regents Professor, Wheat Breeding and Genetics, Oklahoma State University

  • High yield and high protein wheat varieties: Serendipity or conscious effort?
  • Going beyond the class system that fences HRW wheat in.
  • Ongoing collaborations between OSU, KSU, and Wheat Marketing Center to improve yield and quality of hard winter wheat in the Plains.

How sustainable is intensive wheat management in the Great Plains?

Dr. Romulo Lollato, Associate Professor, KSU

  • What are the different domains of sustainable intensification of crop production?
  • Is intensive management sustainable from productivity, economic, environmental, and human perspectives?
  • Summary of long-term studies on wheat management in Kansas and surrounding region.

Beyond grain: the value of wheat in the production system

Luana Simão, PhD candidate, KSU

  • Benefits of wheat to the subsequent crop yield: A summary of previous studies.
  • Wheat residue management for weed suppression and soil water conservation.
  • Other mechanisms behind the benefits of including wheat in the crop rotation.

CASH: Cover crops, Agronomy, and Soil health

Carlos Bonini Pires, PhD candidate, KSU

  • Soil health: What do we know and how do we nurture it?
  • Summer and winter cover crops: What benefits does it bring to the system?
  • Precision cover cropping: Do I need cover crops all over the farm?   

Noon                     Lunch

1:00 p.m.              Adjourn