March 30 field walk focuses on wheat evaluation

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A Wheat Refresh & Field Walk will take place March 30 at the Molly Caren Ag Center in London. The free event is open to anyone.

(Posted March 21, 2022)

By Amanda Douridas, Madison County Ag & Natural Resources Extension Educator

Whether it’s been a while since you’ve grown wheat or since you have evaluated a wheat field, it is time to freshen up on how to do so. Even if you’re considering growing wheat for the first time, the upcoming Wheat Refresh & Field Walk will get you started on the right foot.

On March 30, Dr. Laura Lindsey, soybean and small grain state specialist for OSU Extension, will lead a field walk at the Molley Caren Ag Center North Farm, 1782 State Rte. 38, London. The site is located two miles north of the Farm Science Review.

Lindsey will cover how to evaluate a field coming out of winter and talk about growth staging the wheat. Growth staging is critical for nutrient and crop protection applications. Lindsey also will share resources and recommendations on disease scouting and control.

Nate Douridas, farm manager at the Molly Caren Ag Center, will have a sprayer set up for nitrogen application which will lead into recommendations for wheat. An air seeder will be set up for discussions on seeding timing, row spacing and rates. A combine with a wheat-specific setup will be on site, as well. An equipment specialist from Ag-Pro Ohio will be on hand to answer questions.

The event is free and runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. To register, visit https://go.osu.edu/wheatrefresh. Contact information is requested for notifications in the event of a cancellation.

Doughnuts, coffee and a limited number of corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa field guides will be distributed. CCA credits offered: 1 CEU CM, 1 CEU NM.

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