Hyslop Field Day Reminder

Jason Bennett
CPS Tangent

This is a reminder about the Hyslop Field Day.  Andrew Hulting has written more detail about the tour, it is posted below.  
Also remember CPS is having a wheat tour the following day May 27th @ 4PM.  We will meet at the branch.  Hope to see you there.

Andrew Hulting 
OSU-Extension Weed Management Specialist 

Oregon State University Extension specialists and researchers from OSU's Department of Crop and Soil Science will host the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Coffee and snacks will be available around 8:00 with a welcome and introductions to follow at 8:30.  

The format of the tours will be similar to the last two years.  Each tour will be repeated in the afternoon (see Hyslop Farm Field Day Agenda), so if you would like to see both tours you will need to plan on spending the day at Hyslop.  The OSU undergraduate Crop Science Club will provide a BBQ lunch free of charge at noon and we want to thank the Oregon Seed Council and the Oregon Wheat Growers League for helping to defray those costs.  Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, will be on hand during lunch and will address the group on how the upcoming changes and restructuring of the College and Extension may affect Willamette Valley wheat and grass seed growers.  The Crop Science Club members will also talk at lunch about the progress they have made over the last year in establishing a weed identification garden at the farm.

The tours this year will focus on cereal crops and grass seed/oil seed crops.  These tours are a showcase of the applied work that is conducted at the research farm that directly benefits growers and the agricultural industry in the Valley and across the state.  There are several variety, fertility, and insect, disease and weed management stops in each tour.  Work with alternative crops such as winter barley types (forage, feed, food and malting) and oil seeds along with native grasses grown for seed will be highlighted.  We will also have discussions on the use and conservation of native pollinators, such as bumble bees, in our cropping systems.

We are hoping for good weather and look forward to seeing many of you at the farm on Wednesday morning.  Questions or comments can be directed to Bill, Andy or Mike at the contact information listed on the agenda.