“Speaking of Oats…” is back!

The “Speaking of Oats…” (SOO) webinar series returns this month. Join us on Thursday, September 16th, at 11:00 am Eastern time (EDT - Canada/USA) to hear from Shahryar Kianian and Oluseyi Fajolu (both USDA-ARS), and Eric Nazareno (University of Minnesota). They will talk to us about “Oat Crown Rust: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.

Registration for this webinar is NOW OPEN. You can check the time offset for your location here.

Oluseyi publishes the USDA-ARS Cereal Rust Bulletin. The final summary for 2021 is now available on the Cereal Disease Lab website. If you’d like an example of what crown rust looks like up close and personal, take a look at the images in this tweet. Some nice images of stem rust can be found here.

As I mentioned last month, September is Whole Grain Month in the USA. If you’re anywhere near Bertram, TX, you can also attend this weekend’s Oatmeal Festival, which is described in this article. It has quite the history!

Don’t forget to check the calendar for more upcoming events. Happy Labour Day weekend to everyone in North America!