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LSU Wheat and Oat Field Day scheduled

WINNSBORO, La. - The Louisiana State University AgCenter will hold its Wheat and Oat Field Day at the AgCenter’s Macon Ridge Research Station south of Winnsboro on Wednesday, April 14.

Beginning at 8:30 that morning, LSU AgCenter researchers will provide producers with an update on the current Louisiana wheat crop and disease and weed management recommendations.

Also on the agenda are stops at research plots with ongoing studies of sulfur fertility for wheat; breeder seed increases; wheat and oat variety trials; seeding rate studies in wheat; fusarium head blight; and fungicide screening and disease management in wheat.

The field day will conclude with a lunch sponsored by Terral Seed Co., Syngenta Seed, Ag South Genetics and AgriPro Wheat.

For more information about the field day, contact Boyd Padgett, plant pathologist at the Macon Ridge Station, at (318) 435-2923 or e-mail:

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