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Wheat Growers: Ohio State’s Wheat Production Workshop is March 31 in Custar

March 21, 2011

CUSTAR, Ohio -- March 31 promises to be an information-packed day for farmers and other individuals in the agriculture industry, as Ohio State University offers its hands-on Wheat Production Workshop.
The Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, Custar, Ohio, will be hosting the workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsors are OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).
The registration fee is $50, which includes lunch and materials. Deadline for registering is March 24; spots are limited, so be sure to register on time. Find a registration form and instructions online at; or call the Wood County office of OSU Extension at 419-354-9050.
“As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be equipped to accurately determine wheat pests and recommend controls,” Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension educator, said about the benefits of the event. “Also, current fertility, crop production and genetic practices will be discussed.”
Presenters and topics include:
--Pierce Paul, Department of Plant Pathology, OSU Extension and OARDC: Wheat disease scouting thresholds and fungicide controls.
--Clay Sneller, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, OSU Extension and OARDC: Wheat breeding and status of the Identity Preserved Program.
--Andy Michel, Department of Entomology, OSU Extension and OARDC: Wheat insect pest scouting, thresholds and controls; how to identify cereal leaf beetle, bird cherry oat aphid and armyworm.
--Ed Lentz, OSU Extension: Wheat fertility; local research results on sulfur, ESN Controlled Release Fertilizer, urea, and 28-percent nitrogen rates and timing to improve pest resistance.
The workshop will also include hands-on identification of wheat disease plant samples and an opportunity to visit wheat research plots onsite.
For more information, contact Sundermeier at 419-354-9050 or
OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Siera Marth
Alan Sundermeier