LSU AgCenter wheat, oat field day set for April 20

LSU AgCenter wheat, oat field day set for April 20

Louisiana wheat/oat field day on April 20. Macon Ridge Research Station to host.

The LSU AgCenter will hold its annual wheat and oat field day on April 20 at the Macon Ridge Research Station south of Winnsboro, La.

The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by presentations on wheat production, including the influence of late planting on wheat development and yield, weed control, fertilization and insect management.

A field tour will include presentations on wheat and oat variety trials, fusarium head blight variety and fungicide screening, foliar fungicide and seed treatment trials, crop production and soil health under cover crops and a wheat production update.

An afternoon tour for breeders, seedsmen and other interested persons will include USDA regional nurseries, Sungrains yield trials, seed company trials and seed increases.

The field day meets the requirements for Phase II completion and continuing education credits within the Louisiana Master Farmer Program.

More information is available from Macon Ridge Research Station research coordinator Donnie Miller at (318) 435-2157 or [email protected] or from LSU AgCenter wheat and oat breeder Stephen Harrison at (225) 578-1308 or [email protected].

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