Ohio, Pa. Small Grains Days on tap

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CUSTAR, Ohio – Small Grains Day, June 20, will have the answer to questions concerning the production and management of crops.

The event is at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s northwestern branch in Custar, Ohio. It is free and will include an overview of wheat production practices by a state specialist.

The program will also offer information regarding the selection, treatment and management of wheat. Scientists specializing in plant pathology, agronomy and horticulture will be present and will be stationed at different areas around the farm providing information and answering questions.

Credits are available for pesticide recertification and certified crop advisor continuing education.

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MERCER, Pa. – Producers will be able to view 12 varieties of winter wheat and 16 varieties of spring oats June 20.

A Small Grains Field Day will be held on the Obreza Farm. The day’s program will start at the plots located at the end of South Cottage Road south of U.S. Route 62.

The program will begin at 1 p.m.

Eric De Wolf, plant pathologist from Pennsylvania State University, will discuss small grain diseases and their management from an environmental and breeding standpoint.

Like previous years, the plots include several new varieties of winter wheat and spring oats. These plantings are the first time that some of these varieties have been planted east of the Mississippi. This year the plots include the forage oats from North Dakota and a variety developed specifically for human consumption.

For more information contact Mercer County Extension at 724-662-3141.

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