The first Field School of 2018 was held on March 1. 

Topics included:

   Carrie Knott

Participants received hands-on training and instruction for wheat growth staging. In addition, considerations for early-season agronomic management practices was discussed, such as wheat tiller counts and assessing the condition of the wheat crop.  

   Edwin Ritchey, John Grove 

Nitrogen management for wheat includes determining the right rate, timing, placement and source to optimize nitrogen use efficiency and reduce potential off-site movement that may include surface and ground water. Nitrogen rates can be guided by proximal sensing tools or by crop status and growth stage. These methods were discussed in detail and then have participants evaluate wheat at different growth stages and different nitrogen needs to make sound agronomic and environmental decisions 

  Travis Legleiter 

Multiple weed control decisions can be made at wheat green-up.  Winter annual weed Identification as well as herbicide injury symptoms due to growth regulator applications, metribuzin applications, ALS and nitrogen fertilizer interaction, and tank contamination were covered.

Identifying Wheat Growth Stages

Tillage, no till, vertical tillage in wheat

Wheat Field School Nitrogen Management

Winter Annual Weed Identification