Field Crops

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Field Crops at Oregon State University encompasses many different crops across a variety of production systems. Wheat, potatoes, corn, grass seed, alfalfa, barley and the list goes to as many as 200 plus crops in Oregon. We provide education, training and technical assistance to people with crop-related issues and interests. 

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IPM Downy Brome

Presentation by Judit Barroso, OSU Weed Scientist, on Integrated Weed Management for Downy Brome in Winter Wheat

By Judit Barroso

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IPM Field Disease Diagnosis

Presentation by Lindsey du Toit, WSU Extension Plant Pathologist, on Diagnosing Diseases in the Field

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IPM Soilborne Diseases

Presentation by Kurtis L. Schroeder, Cropping Systems Agronomist & Plant Pathologist, on Soilborne Diseases of Cereals: Identification and Management

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$2 million barley project gets naked for the good of the grain

Jan 24, 2018
OSU is leading a five-state effort to develop varieties of organic naked barleys

By Chris Branam
Jan 24, 2018

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Researchers model optimal amount of rainfall for plants

Dec 4, 2017
Landscapes are likely to shrink and become less productive in the future through climate change

By Chris Branam
Dec 4, 2017

News Story

Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor

Nov 27, 2017
Researchers found notable differences in the taste of beers malted from barley varieties reputed to have flavor qualities.

By Chris Branam
Nov 27, 2017

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What is the reason for topping corn stalks?

I see farmers in Hermiston topping their corn fields. It looks like they chop off the top 2 feet or so. Does this make corn ripen faster or increase the size of the ears or just decrease the amount of roughage going through the combine or something else?

By Don Wysocki