May 21, 2020

The presentations from the 2020 Virginia Small Grains Virtual Field Day are now available on YouTube. 

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN-8Ily_pGFez6XMNr0CBo_JqA_igWaiR

Virginia Small Grains Field Day
Virginia Small Grains Field Day

Virginia Small Grains Virtual Field Day - May 21, 2020 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Small Grains Field Day will take place virtually this year. The presentations will be pre-recorded over the next few weeks and will be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook Live on May 21 at 9:00a.m. Eastern Time with a Q&A with the speakers after the video. The presentations will be archived on YouTube afterward so they can be viewed on-demand. 

This will be a celebratory event for Dr. Carl Griffey, VT small grain breeder, as we will highlight all wheat and varieties released by VT from 1989-2020. 

Further updates will be posted here leading up to the event. 

Zoom link: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/93793199234

Facebook Live link: https://www.facebook.com/VTEVAREC/

 

2020 Virginia Virtual Small Grain Field Day Agenda

 

Wheat and Barley Varieties Released from VT: 1989-2020
Dr. Carl Griffey: W.G. Wysor Professor, Small Grain Breeder
VT School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
 
Current, New, and Upcoming Soft Red Wheat Varieties
Dr. Wade Thomason: Professor, Grain Crops Extension Specialist
VT School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
 
Proximal Sensing to Determine Tiller density and Nitrogen Timing
Dr. Joseph Oakes: Superintendent, Eastern VA AREC
VT Eastern Virginia Agriculture Research & Extension Center
 
FHB Research and Breeding
Dr. Josh Fitzgerald: Small Grains Research Associate
VT School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
 
Current, New, and Upcoming Barley Varieties
Mr. Wynse Brooks: Senior Research Associate, Barley Breeder
VT School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
 
Current, New, and Upcoming Hard Red Wheat Varieties
Dr. Limei Liu: Research Associate, Hard Red and Bread Wheat Breeder
VT School of Plant & Environmental Sciences
 
Introduction to Hybrid Rye
Mr. Claus Nymard: Product Manager, Hybrid Rye
KWS Cereals USA

 

Parts of Virginia Under Increased Risk for Fusarium Head Blight

April 13, 2020
Most of our wheat in Virginia has just begun to head; early lines planted at the Eastern VA AREC in Warsaw started heading around April 9-10. According to the National FHB Risk Assessment Tool, FHB risk for wheat flowering April 9-13 is medium to high for parts of Eastern Virginia, including the Northern Neck, middle peninsula, and Tidewater. 
This figure shows the FHB risk for susceptible varieties wheat flowering on April 13.

The in-season risk map allows the user to go to their area and determine the risk (low, medium, high) of FHB in their area based on whether they have a susceptible, moderately susceptible, or moderately resistant variety. The estimated FHB risk is based on the probability of an FHB epidemic with greater than 10% field severity using relative humidity data 15 days prior to flowering. The above figure shows a medium to high risk for susceptible varieties flowering on April 13. However, if moderately resistant varieties are planted, the FHB risk is low. 

This figure shows a low FHB for moderately resistant varieties flowering on April 13.

FHB index for varieties in the Virginia Tech State Wheat Tests can be found here.

For more information, visit the National Fusarium Risk Tool (wheatscab.psu.edu).            

Joseph Oakes, Ph.D.
Superintendent 
Eastern VA AREC
2229 Menokin Road
Warsaw, VA 22572
804-333-3485
Josh Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Small Grains Research Associate 
Eastern VA AREC 
2229 Menokin Road 
Warsaw, VA 22572
804-333-3485