OSU Hyslop Farm Field Day, May 31

May 19, 2006

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 31.

This event is open to the public and will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The morning session will focus on the latest cereal grains research, including updates on OSU's wheat and barley variety trials, a seed test for cereals and controlling annual grasses in winter wheat.

The afternoon session will feature recent grass seed crop research, including predicting spring nitrogen rate, determining swathing time and understanding voles, grass seed weeds and insects. Other topics include an elaboration of the rust model, a DNA-based test to separate ryegrasses and determining the presence of annual ryegrass in large perennial samples.

Hyslop Farm is located six miles northeast of Corvallis on Granger Road, just off of Highway 20. Watch for signs. The morning tour begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and refreshments. Field tours will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information and registration, contact the Department of Crop and Soil Science at 541-737-5854.

Morning session – Cereal grains research

8:30 a.m. Gathering Time, coffee and doughnuts
9 a.m. Michael Flowers, welcome and introductions
9:15 a.m. Sabray Elias, "Useful Seed Test for Cereals"
9:25 a.m. Jim Peterson, "Wheat Variety Update"
10:10 a.m. Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, "Wheat CAP"
10:40 a.m. Pat Hayes, "Barley Update"
11:25 a.m. Chuck Cole, "Control of Annual Grasses in Winter Wheat"
11:45 a.m. Lunch, Sponsored by the Oregon Wheat Growers League and the Oregon Seed Council, and prepared by the OSU Crops Club

Afternoon session – Seed crops research

1 p.m. Bill Young, welcome and introductions
1:10 p.m. Bill Young, "Long-term Annual Ryegrass Cropping System Study"
1:25 p.m. John Hart, "Using the N-Mineralization Test to Predict Spring N Rate for Grass Seed Crops"
1:40 p.m. Tom Silberstein, "Using Seed Moisture Content to Determine Swathing Time in Annual Ryegrass"
1:55 p.m. Mark Mellbye, "Drift Reduction Nozzle"
2:10 p.m. Alex Burgon, "Seed Production Challenges in the U.K. and E.U."
2:45 p.m. Bill Pfender, "Integrating Planting Date and Cultivar Selection into the Rust Model"
3:05 p.m. James Cassidy, "Is a Good Vole a Dead Vole? New Methods for Understanding the Why and How of Voles – A Systems Approach"
3:25 p.m. George Mueller-Warrant, "GIS (Geographical Information Systems) Analysis of Crop Rotation and Stand Age on Grass Seed Weeds"
3:40 p.m. Sujaya Rao, "Update on Grass Seed Insect Research"
4 p.m. Lol Cooper and Reed Barker, "Developing a DNA-based Test to Separate Ryegrasses"
4:15 p.m. Sabry Elias and Dale Brown, "Bulk Grow-out Test for Determining the Presence of Annual Ryegrass in Large Perennial Samples."
Author: Peg Herring
Source: Bill Young, Russ Karow