June 1, 8:30am–1pmWhere
Jeff Minor farm 19076 Florence Chapel Pike, Circleville, OH
Growers can learn the results of Ohio’s wheat trials during a Wheat Field Day on June 1 as well as take a tour of several of the trial test plots. The event is free and open to the public and includes lunch. Registration deadline is May 20.
The event will feature presentations by several small-grains experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University and will offer growers a perspective on multiple wheat-management techniques, including how to identify and manage wheat diseases.
Researchers with OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center have about four acres of test plots at the farm, where they conduct the Ohio Wheat Performance Trials. In addition to comparing the performances of several wheat varieties, the trials also focus on seeding rates, plant pathology and soil fertility.
Other topics to be addressed during the field day include:
* How low can you go? Wheat freeze tolerance.
* Minimum wheat stand to maximize profits.
* Soil fertility considerations for improved efficiency.
* Wheat disease identification and management.