CORVALLIS - Oregon State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm field day on Wednesday, May 31. This event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The morning tour begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and refreshments. Field tours will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and will include updates on wheat breeding and new varieties, emerging weed management technologies, cereal fertilization strategies and the potential for a triticale market.
The Oregon Seed Council and North and Valley chapters of the Oregon Wheat Grower League is 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 information on weed and disease control in grass seed crops, seed crop genetics and physiology, seed crop cropping systems and other topics.
Hyslop Farm is located six miles northeast of Corvallis just to the west off Highway 20. Watch for signs.
For more information, contact Russ Karow (cereals; 541-737-5857) or Tom Silberstein (seed crops; 541-737-5887), OSU crop and soil science agronomists with the OSU Extension Service or Barb Reed, Extension Crop Science office coordinator (541-737-5854).