Small Grain Field Day Coming to a Farm Near You

It’s getting to be that time of year….time for small grains field days. Dan Weathington, Executive Director of the NC Small Grain Growers Association outlines the schedule:

“We have research on wheat and small grains throughout the state. We will hold field days beginning down at the lower coastal plain, our site this year is in Rowland on May 7th.”

Then the tour moves to the central coastal plain: 

“Then we move to Beaufort County on May 9th.”

Then the tour moves to the central part of the state: 

“The next week we go up to Salisbury on May 14th.” 

Then on Thursday, May 16th, the tour moves south from Salisbury: 

“We will be down in Union County and then the next one is May 21st at the USDA ARS Research Farm off Wheeler Road.” 

Weathington outlines all that will be shown at each location: 

“We will show all the testing on varieties, including fungicides, populations, nitrogen at different levels. It will be a show and tell of what we do with universities and private industry.” 

And, Weathington says that these field days have been well attended in the past: 

“The weather was perfect and we had about 850 people at four field days, this year we added a 5th day."

For a complete schedule, of times, dates and locations, visit our calendar

Executive Director of the NC Small Grain Growers Association, Dan Weathington. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.