The Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 18 will feature presentations on soil health, fertilization and weed control strategies.
The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is no registration fee courtesy of the Williamson County Farm Bureau. Lunch and door prizes will be provided to field day participants courtesy of local agribusiness sponsors.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program and field tours beginning at 8:30 a.m. Speakers include:
- Dr. Tony Provin, AgriLife Extension soil chemist, College Station, discussing pH and compaction issues in the Blacklands.
- Dr. Michael Peterson, Orthman Manufacturing Inc. agronomist, discussing fertilizer placement and strip tilling.
- Dr. David Kerns, AgriLife Extension entomologist, College Station, discussing latest integrated pest management developments and reviewing 2019 plot work.
The program will move to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Taylor at 11:45 a.m. for lunch and afternoon programming. Perry Cervantes, coordinator for pesticide certification and compliance with the Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin, will give a laws and regulations update. Scholarships and the Agriculturalist of the Year Award will also be presented.
The field day will conclude at 1:30 p.m. Three continuing education units will be offered for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders: one unit each in laws and regulation, integrated pest management and general.
For more information in the Stiles Farm, go to: https://stilesfarm.tamu.edu
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