OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU Hyslop Farm field day to be May 27 in Corvallis

05/22/1998

CORVALLIS - Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their research findings on topics ranging from cereal grain production and seed crops research at the annual Hyslop Farm field day on Wednesday, May 27.

This event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Hyslop Farm is located six miles northeast of Corvallis just to the west of Highway 20. Watch for signs. The morning tour begins at 8:30 a.m. and will include updates on wheat breeding, weed control in cereal grains, cereal variety testing, barley stripe rust and septoria management and nitrogen fertilizer management in winter wheat.

The Oregon Seed Council and North and South Valley chapters of the Oregon Wheat Grower League are sponsoring lunch. The OSU Crops Club will prepare lunch, served on-site at noon.

The afternoon program will begin at 1 p.m. and will feature seed crops research, including weed control and the effects of herbicide on seed crops, including root and rhizome development. Other topics to be covered include: grass seed stem rust control strategies, breeding for increased seed yield and plant growth regulation, and meadowfoam and flax growing information.

For more information, contact Barbara Reed, Crop and Soil Science office specialist with the OSU Extension Service, phone 541-737-5854.