The Northwest Research and Extension Center will hold its 2016 Wheat In-Depth Diagnostic School on May 17 and 18 at the Center, 105 Experiment Farm Road, Colby. On May 17, the hours are from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. On May 18, the school begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Topics presented by K-State agronomists will include:

Wheat Growth and Development

General Wheat Production Problems

Wheat Diseases and Treatment Options

Water Use of Wheat as Part of Rotations

Weed Identification

Weed Control with Wheat Herbicides

Soil Fertility Needs of Wheat

Sprayer Calibration

Wheat Insects and Their Interaction with Diseases

New Technology in Wheat Breeding

This field day is tailored to be a hands-on learning opportunity for agronomy professionals, farmers and anyone interested in wheat production. The school It has approval for Certified Crop Advisor and Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits. This school is open to everyone interested in wheat production. The cost is $140 for both days for those who RSVP by May 9. After that date, the cost is $180 for both days.

To register for the school, register online at