Wheat research at Kansas State University will be highlighted  at K-State’s Wheat Field Day on Tuesday, May 31. The leading wheat scientists in  K-State Research and Extension will present the latest research on varieties,  management practices and new technologies, said Kraig Roozeboom, K-State  Research and Extension crop production specialist.

Topics and speakers at the field day include:

* K-State Wheat Breeding and Partnerships – Allan Fritz, Department of Agronomy

* Wheat Varieties – Jim Shroyer, Department of Agronomy

* Wheat Disease and Fungicide Management – Erick DeWolf, Department of Plant Pathology

*Contributions to Wheat Industry – Bikram Gill, Department of Plant Pathology

* Identifying Ug99 Stem Rust Resistance – Bob Bowden, Jesse Poland, Department of Plant Pathology, USDA

* Identifying Ug99 Resistance and Durable Resistance to Leaf and Stripe Rust – Bob Bowden, Jesse Poland, Department of Plant Pathology, USDA

* Stress Physiology Research in Wheat – Kyle Shroyer, Raymond Mutava, Department of Agronomy

* Ammonia Application for Wheat: Preplant Knife Spacings and Spring Topdressing, Dave Mengel, Department of Agronomy

* iWheat: Using Smartphone Technologies to Manage Wheat Pests -- Brian McCornack, Wendy Johnson, Department of Entomology

The field day will be held on May 31 at K-State’s North Agronomy Farm, 2200 Kimball Ave., directly north of the Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan. Check-in will begin at 4:30 p.m., with the tours starting at 5 p.m. There is no admission fee, and a free dinner will be provided after the tours. The public is welcome to attend.

Part of the tour will be on a trailer, and part will require walking. Assistance will be provided at the walking tour stops for those who need it.

Those planning to attend are asked to register online at: http://2011wheatday.eventbrite.com.

Registrations also can be made by calling Troy Lynn Eckart, Department of Agronomy, at 785-532-5776.

The registration deadline is May 26. At-the-door registration will be accepted, but only those who preregister will be guaranteed a meal.

For more information, call your local county Research and Extension office, or 785-532-5776. Information is also available at http://www.agronomy.ksu.edu/WheatDay.