June 12, 9:30am–3pmWhere
OARDC Schaffter Farm 3240 Oil City Road, Wooster , Ohio
Plan now to attend the 2018 Small Grains Field Day. Cost is $25 per person when registered by June 4; after that the cost is $35 per person. Lunch is included. Commercial and private pesticide applicator credits as well as Certified Crop Advisor credits are available to field day participants.
After some brief introductory comments at 10 a.m., shuttles will take participants to field plots. Morning topics include:
- Use of small grains in a soybean production system which will include planting demonstrations into small grain cover crops along with a discussion of insect and slug management.
- Malting barley research, which will include selecting varieties adapted to Ohio conditions along with agronomic considerations.
- Malting barley economics, which will include a discussion on demand for malting barley, grower contracts and malting barley enterprise budget.
- Small grain agronomics, which will include a discussion on malting barley disease management and recent work with wheat fertilizer trials to manage wheat fertility.
After lunch served in the Schaffter Farm shop, participants will choose between one of two afternoon sessions. Session A will focus on wheat variety development, current wheat breeding work, identification of wheat diseases and management of wheat diseases. This session will take place at the OARDC Snyder farm. Shuttles are provided for transportation to and from the farm plots. Session B is a tour of the USDA Soft Wheat Quality Lab located on the OARDC campus. In addition to the tour of the facilities, participants will hear about current research and see demonstrations regarding wheat quality evaluation.
For more information, contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.