WSU Wheat Academy to share science behind better grain production

Cougar sitting in wheat field.

Grain scientists at Washington State University will share some of the latest discoveries in wheat breeding, disease and pest management, and production innovations at the annual Wheat Academy, Dec. 11‑12, on the WSU Pullman campus.

Pacific Northwest wheat growers and industry professionals are invited to the Wheat Academy for intensive, face-to-face sessions with university, extension and USDA researchers explaining the science behind WSU wheat management recommendations.

Registration begins Oct. 10 for the Wheat Academy and is limited to the first 75 registrants. Admission is $75 for growers and $125 for industry representatives. The registration fee covers parking, two lunches, a catered social hour sponsored by the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and held at WSU’s new Small Grains Plant Growth Facility, as well as light refreshments throughout the two‑day event.

The academy begins 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building Teaching Laboratories, hosted by the WSU Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Team.

Learn more about event at the Wheat Academy website.

For additional information, contact Blythe Howell, WSU Small Grains Communications Coordinator, 509‑335‑1719,

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