Variety development, fungicide and insects will be among the topics discussed by experts from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences during Wheat Field Day June 20.
The event runs 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 4240 Range Line Road, Custar. The event is free and open to the public.
The program will include demonstrations on wide-row wheat management practices, said Laura Lindsey, an Ohio State University Extension soybean and small grain specialist.
OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.
Lindsey’s research on wide-row wheat planting looks at the impact of planting in 15-inch row spacing as compared to the traditional 7.5-inch spacing.
“Interest is growing among farmers in wide-row planting because it allows farmers to use a planter instead of a drill and also allows them to intercrop soybeans,” she said.… Continue readingRead More »