Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stripe Rust Webcast

Please join us for a Stripe Rust Update Webcast. Thursday, May 5th at 9:30 am PDT.

We will have presentations by:
Chris Mundt, OSU Wheat Pathologist, Corvallis, Oregon
Mike Flowers, OSU Extension Cereal Specialist, Corvallis, Oregon
Larry Lutcher, OSU Extension Agriculturalist, Heppner, Oregon

The informal presentations will focus on current field conditions across Oregon related to stripe rust. Many growers have made an application of fungicide with their spring herbicide. Given the ongoing cool temperatures and rain showers, we will discuss factors to consider when deciding if a second application will be needed.
The second topic will be: "What wheat variety should we be planting next fall?" Chris and Mike have been evaluating rust levels in the statewide variety testing program - and have seen enough pressure by stripe rust at some locations to talk where we might be seeing differences by variety and how the resistance by variety is holding up given the ongoing stripe rust pressures.

The Webcast can be viewed at the following OSU Extension Offices:

Umatilla County OSU Extension, BMCC Umatilla Hall, Pendleton
Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Hermiston,
Morrow County OSU Extension, Heppner,
Gilliam County OSU Extension, Condon
Union County OSU Extension, Union
Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Madras
Wasco County OSU Extension, The Dallas
Oregon Wheat Commission Office, Wheat Marketing Center, Portland.

Please plan to join us! Questions: call Shevon 541-278-5403.

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