First NC Small Grains Field Day This Tuesday in Rowland

On Tuesday, May the 8th, the first of three small grain field days is scheduled in Robeson County, near Rowland. Georgia Love, Extension Associate with NC State University Small Grains Department outlines some of the features of the tour:

“We plan to show several of our tests involving on farm field work this year related to small grains. We are looking at different varieties, the effects of fungicide on those varieties, several different insecticidal seed treatments, and nitrogen timing. We are also looking at what we call the east coast treatments.”

The test plots are on the Wilton Shooter and Sons Farm, and registration gets underway at 4:00 pm:

“At about 4:30 we will start the field tours. We will go through and look at the aforementioned tests until about 6:30. We will end the day with a meal.”

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