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Small Grains Field Day

The OARDC Schaffter Farm located at 3240 Oil City Rd., Wooster, will be the host location for the 2017 Small Grains Field Day scheduled for Tuesday, June 13.  Registration is now being accepted for the event which runs from 9:30 am and concluding around 3:15 pm.   In addition to looking at how small grains are used as a grain crop the field day will also provide information and demonstrations about wheat quality and use in food products, small grains as cover crops, alternative forages, and how small grains fit into row cropping systems.   Participants will have the opportunity to walk through research plots, take part in hands-on activities and view equipment demonstrations. Both commercial and private pesticide applicator credits as well as Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered to field day participants.

Topics that will be covered at the Small Grains Field Day include:

  • Wheat Disease Identification and Management: Pierce Paul OSU Extension Wheat Disease Specialist
  • Wheat Breeding to Develop Disease Resistant Varieties: Clay Sneller, The Ohio State University, Wheat Breeding and Genetics
  • Wheat Quality Evaluation:  Byung-Kee Baik, USDA-ARS Wheat Quality Lab
  • Winter Two-row Malting Barley Development: Robin Coffman, Research Assistant, Stockinger Lab
  • Use of Small Grain Cover Crops in Soybean Production (Crimping and planting demonstrations): Mike Sword, OARDC Superintendent Farm Operations and Scott Ruck, ATI Farm Operations Manager - Crops
  • Small Grain Baleage: Rory Lewandowski, Wayne County Extension
  • The Importance of Wheat Harvest Date: Laura Lindsey OSU Extension Soybean Specialist
  • Wheat Nitrogen and Growth Promoter Application Demonstrations: Mike Sword, OARDC Superintendent Farm Operations and Scott Ruck, ATI Farm Operations Manager - Crops
  • Kernza: A New Perennial Small Grain Under Development, Steve Culman, OSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist
  • Reduced Lignin Alfalfa: Getting More with Less, Angie Parker OSU Forage Graduate Student
  • Organic oats and Red Clover Plots (optional 3:15 – 4:00 pm session): Gerald Reid, Manager, Farm Operations, OARDC Badger Farm

Pre-registration is requested.  The cost is $25/person if registered by June 5.  Late registration after June 5 is $35/person.  Registration includes handout materials, lunch and refreshments.  Registration is available on-line at:  or registration forms and checks (Made payable to Ohio State University Extension) can be sent to the Wayne County Extension office at 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster OH  44691.  An informational flyer and field day registration form is available on-line at:

The Small Grains Field Day is sponsored by the following organizations:

  • Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
  • Ohio State University ATI
  • Ohio State University Extension
  • Ohio Certified Seed Association
  • Ohio Corn & Wheat Board
  • Ohio Soybean Council

For more information, contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.

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