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THE RIGHT APPROACH: What wheat to plant for 2018? Colorado meetings are set to help growers decide on the varieties that are best for their farms.

Colorado wheat meetings set

Planting decision time nears, and experts offer variety and planting help.

As wheat combines start moving across the West, the next decision is what to plant for next season. On the heels of those combines rolling through, farmers have decisions to make. In Colorado, they can turn to the state's wheat variety performance trial. For 2017, the new information will be presented in a series of meetings Aug. 14 and Aug. 18.

The meetings are a chance for producers to discuss results of the 2017 harvest, and learn how producers can use decision-making tools to make variety planting decisions for the next season. Jerry Johnson, Colorado State University Extension specialist and crops testing leader, will be on hand at the meetings to present 2017's "Making Better Decisions: Annual Wheat Variety Performance Trial." While you can download the 60-page report, attending one of the August meetings with Johnson offers you the chance to get answers specifically for your operation.

In addition to Johnson, Rick Novak will be on hand to discuss wheat seed issues with producers.

Here's the schedule for the Aug. 14 meetings:

8 a.m., Akron, Colo., Events Center South Room
11:30 a.m., Limon, Colo., Senior Center
3 p.m., Burlington, Colo., Community Center Conference Room
7:30 p.m., Lamar, Colo., County Annex Mezzanine

And for the Aug. 18 series, here are the details: 

9 a.m., Julesberg, Colo., Fire Hall
Noon, Orchard, Colo., Wickstrom Farms. Lunch will be served at this location.

For more information and directions, visit csucrops.com.

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