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|Wheat-Oat field day set here next week|
Farmers from around the state will have an in-the-field look at commodity developments at the annual LSU AgCenter's Wheat and Oats Field Day next week in Winnsboro.
The event, which usually draws between 60-80 growers, will be held at the Macon Ridge Research Station off Highway 15 south next Wednesday.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with 45 minute program staring at 9 a.m. A field visit to various research plots will make up most of the program with a catered noon luncheon capping the day.
LSU AgCenter scientists Ed Tidwell and Clayton Hollier are expected to brief attendees on the current state of wheat production in the state and Bill Williams will speak about weed control in wheat and oat fields.
Wheat growth has been on the rise until last year when state planting of wheat dropped about 35 percent to only 260,000 acres. A drop in price contributed to the decline in acres planted.
Locally, the wheat crop may be challenged by low temperatures during the week of Easter although harvest is not expected to begin until mid May or early June. Low, or near freezing temperatures can damage tender foliage.
According to Carol Pinnel-Alison, Franklin Parish county agent, about 14,800 acres of wheat are currently in local fields, although the parish led the state in acres of wheat planted in 2008. Approximately 44,000 acres were planted in the parish last year.
Most wheat grown in the parish is exported, under strict quality requirements, for use as feed.