LSU AgCenter wheat and oat field day set for April 17

Montgomery Alison, Van Osdell, Mary Ann  |  3/25/2008 7:50:52 PM

News Release Distributed 03/26/08

The LSU AgCenter’s annual wheat and oat field day will be held April 17 at the Macon Ridge Research Station in Winnsboro.

The program, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., will include an update on the current wheat situation by LSU AgCenter wheat breeder Dr. Steve Harrison and plant pathologist Dr. Clayton Hollier. They will be followed by presentations on weed control in wheat and oats by Dr. Bill Williams and on wheat and oat fertilization by Dr. Rick Mascagni, both researchers at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph.

Field tours, which begin at 10 a.m., will feature wheat variety trials, oat variety trials and wheat breeding, as well as research on fusarium wilt, fungicides and disease control, planting and seed treatments.

Lunch will be provided following the field tours.

Co-sponsors of the event include AgriPro-Coker, AgSouth Genetics, Arkansas County Seed, Croplan Genetics, Terral Seed, UniSouth Genetics and Louisiana Land Bank.

More information is available by calling (318) 435-2157. The research station is located off Louisiana Highway 15 south of Winnsboro.

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Contact: Wink Alison at (318) 435-2157 or walison@agcenter.lsu.edu

Writer: Mary Ann Van Osdell at (318) 741-7430, ext. 1104, or mvanosdell@agcenter.lsu.edu

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