FOSTORIA - Farmers and agribusinesses are invited to Northern Ohio Wheat Day in Fostoria 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
The free event is to include updates on university research and cultural issues impacting wheat production in the region for the benefits of farmers, seed dealers, fertilizer and chemical dealers and members of the milling industry.
The day, co-hosted by Mennel Milling Co. and Ohio State University Extension, is to take place at St. Wendelin Parish Hall, 323 N. Wood Street, Fostoria.
To get an accurate lunch count, people interested in attending are asked to register by calling (419) 562-8731 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 5.
"Very high corn and soybean futures market prices, coupled with strong seasonal basis bids, have led to a decline in the farm crops mix that included wheat," said Steve Prochaska, an OSU Extension educator and member of the university's Agronomic Crops Team. "Additionally, there has been grower frustration with significant levels of Fusarium head scab disease that in some years has resulted in certain grain delivered to elevators being discounted.
"This meeting will bring growers, researchers and milling industry personnel together to address all of these concerns, share information and discuss the future direction of the wheat industry."
The event also is to include a tour of Mennel's wheat research laboratory.