OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU To Host 2008 Hyslop Farm Field Day on May 28

05/16/2008

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University's Department of Crop and Soil Science researchers and Extension Service specialists will host the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 28.

Scientists will cover topics including entomology and cereal, grass seed and oil seed production. This event is open to the public and will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with refreshments available starting at 8:30 a.m. The OSU Crops Club will be preparing a no-cost lunch at noon.

The program will be split into four modules, which will be given in the morning, then repeated in the afternoon. "If you want to see all four modules, you'll have to stay all day," said Bill Young, OSU Extension seed production specialist.

This year's schedule is a departure from the traditional cereal tour in the morning and grass seed tour in the afternoon in an effort to showcase more of the diverse research being conducted at Hyslop Farm, said Young.

The cereal production module will include OSU's work on barley, wheat varieties, disease control on wheat and end use products. The grass seed module will cover nitrogen fertility, the role of roots, annual bluegrass control and choke in orchardgrass.

The oil seed production module will showcase OSU's research on winter canola, spring oilseed crops, camelina production and local oilseed processing. In the entomology session, researchers will discuss barley yellow dwarf virus, crop pollination and bee populations and farmscaping for beneficial insects.

Hyslop Farm is located six miles northeast of Corvallis on Granger Road, just off of Highway 20. Watch for signs.

For more information and registration, contact Bill Young, OSU Extension seed specialist at 541-737-5859; e-mail: William.C.Young@oregonstate.edu; Mike Flowers, OSU Extension cereals specialist at 541-737-9940; e-mail: mike.flowers@oregonstate.edu; or Andy Hulting, OSU Extension weed specialist at 541-737-5098; e-mail Andrew.Hulting@oregonstate.edu.