Field Day Offers Tips on Wheat Management

Wheat field. Photo: Thinkstock.

CUSTAR, Ohio – Growers can learn more about wheat management techniques from experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University during Wheat Field Day June 21.  

The event is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 4240 Range Line Road, in Custar. The event is free and open to the public. 

The program will include a wagon tour of test plots, said Matt Davis, who manages the station. OARDC is the research arm of the college.  

“It is my hope that wheat producers will be able to take away information from this workshop that they can successfully apply to their operations,” he said. “So far this year, we have the potential for a pretty good wheat crop, but we’ve still got a long way to go.”  

As of the week ended April 24, 79 percent of winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, according to the April 25 Ohio Crop Report from the U. S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service Great Lakes Region.

Other topics to be addressed during the field day include: 

  • Nitrogen and sulfur management on wheat.
  • Disease identification and management in wheat.
  • Determining minimum wheat stand requirements for a profitable yield.

For more information on the field day, contact Davis at 419-257-2060 or

Tracy Turner
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Matt Davis