The Tennessee Valley Wheat Expo will be held at the Aerospace Training Center, Calhoun Community College, Tanner, Ala., on Aug. 23. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., breakfast is available at 8 a.m. and the program opens at 8:30 a.m.
University of Arkansas pathologist Gene Milus opens the program with a presentation on managing head scab. University of Georgia wheat breeder Jerry Johnson follows with tips on selecting a wheat variety.
The remainder of the program uses a regional panel of experts to focus on management practices to reap high yields. Topics include: planting and early-season wheat management; seeding rates, planting date, tillage, fall nitrogen, previous crop; seed treatments, fall weed control, Hessian fly; in-season wheat management; nitrogen application, nutrient deficiencies, weed control; and diseases. Panel members are:
Panel Members: Kip Balkcom, agronomist, USDA-ARS; Kathy Flanders, entomologist, Auburn University; Austin Hagan, pathologist, Auburn University; Brad Meyer, Agronomist, Agri-AFC; Brenda Ortiz, agronomist, Auburn University.
The meeting is supported by Farmer Check-off funds provided from the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grains Committee.
For more information, contact Auburn University Extension agronomist Charles Burmester, 256-353-3978.