By Rick Nelson, Extended Forecast
Enid News and Eagle
ENID, Okla. —
Plans for the 2013 North Central Research Station Wheat Tour, located one mile west of Lahoma on U.S. 412, have been finalized for May 10.
Registration will begin at 8:40 a.m. Congressman Frank Lucas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee will speak at 9 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts are sponsored by Oklahoma Wheat Growers.
The trailers will load at 9:30 a.m. for 20-minute stops at five different locations hosted by various Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station researchers and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service specialists. Lunch will be provided by Farm Credit of Enid for those who RSVP to (580) 237-7677 by May 6. A complete tour agenda is available at http://oces. okstate.edu/garfield.
University of Arkansas plant pathologist Gene Milus recently sent out a message about being careful to not exceed the maximum amount of a fungicide applied to a crop in a single year. Such a consideration could be an issue where more than one fungicide application is made.
This is especially true if a generic of tebuconazole is applied, as this chemical also is in Prosaro; however, multiple applications of the same fungicide also may exceed the maximum amount of chemical that can be applied in a single year.
Reading the label is the best place to determine the maximum amount of a chemical that can be applied in a single season and the exact amount of a chemicals in a fungicide.
A quick reference to what chemicals are in the typical fungicides used on wheat in Oklahoma is in the OSU Current Report (CR-7668) Jeff Edwards, OSU Extension small grains specialist, and Bob Hunger, OSU Extension plant pathologist, recently updated at www.wheat.okstate.edu.
Nelson is Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service ag educator for Garfield County.