GSD members attend field day

Denise Attaway  |  4/28/2014 7:47:52 PM

Gamma Sigma Delta members arrive in Winnsboro for the LSU AgCenter's 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day.

Members study samples of wheat grown during the LSU AgCenter's 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day.at the AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

The members listen to Steve Nipper of the USDA-NRCS talk about irrigation during the LSU AgCenter's 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day.at the AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

Gamma Sigma Delta members join others on trailers to ride out to the demonstration plots.

Members study samples of wheat grown at the LSU AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station.

Gamma Sigma Delta members listen to field presentations during the LSU AgCenter's 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day.at the AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

Members participate in a field tour during the LSU AgCenter's 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day.at the AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

Wheat in a demonstration plot at the LSU AgCenter's Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

Members enjoy a lunch that was included at the end of the field tour.

Members enjoy a lunch that was included at the end of the field tour.

Members of the LSU Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta attended the 2014 Wheat and Oat Field Day at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro. The field day consisted of indoor presentations on wheat water logging tolerance and molecular studies the LSU AgCenter's Wheat Breeding Program. An update on the 2014 crop also was given. Topics covered during the field tour included: fusarium head scab genotype screening; wheat breeding, Sungrains and seed increases; fungicide trials and disease control/update; wheat variety trials; and Hessian fly and aphid control. 
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