Wheat subject of LSU AgCenter April 25 field day

WINNSBORO, La. — Weed management in wheat is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the Wheat and Oat Field Day scheduled for April 25 at the LSU AgCenter’s Scott Research, Extension and Education Center at Winnsboro, La.

The field day begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Activities will include a variety of reports on research being conducted by faculty from the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station, its Macon Ridge branch and other locations.

Among those is an update on research regarding controlling weeds in wheat crops from Bill Williams, a weed scientist at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph. La.

“I will be focusing on control of rye grass, wild onion and blue grass,” Williams said. “These are some of the more common weeds producers have to control in their crops.”

Field day participants also will hear an update on the current wheat situation.

In addition, field tours of research plots will be featured, and participants will hear about slow-release nitrogen studies, seedling rate studies in wheat, wheat and oat variety trials, fusarium head blight, multi-cropping cotton and wheat, breeder seed increases, fungicide screening and disease management in wheat.

For information about the field day, contact Wink Alison at 318-435-2157 or [email protected]

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