This year’s Virginia small grain field day set for the Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Warsaw returns to an in-person event on Thursday, May 20.
The field day will begin with registration at 8:00 am on May 20. Field tours begin at 8:15. After the field tours, there will be a short indoor program including remarks from the Virginia secretary of agriculture. The event will conclude with a BBQ and seafood lunch. The Eastern Virginia AREC is located at 2229 Menokin Road, Warsaw, VA 22572
“After last year’s virtual field day, we are looking forward to hosting everyone in person for our small grain field day in May. After the year we have experienced, it is good for us all to be able to join together in person this year. We will be following all guidelines and protocols to keep everyone safe,” said Joseph Oakes, superintendent of the Eastern Virginia AREC.
Oakes said the field day will feature the latest from the Virginia Tech small grain breeding team and will introduce the new Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture. The following topics will be included in the field tour:
- New Wheat and Barley Variety Development
- Breeding for Fusarium Head Blight Variety Resistance
- Climate Trends Affecting Small Grains
- New Breeding Challenges Climate Change
- Using Aerial Imagery to Determine Fertility Timing
For more information and to register, contact Joseph Oakes: [email protected].