Two days of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wheat field days are set May 3-4 across West Central Texas, coordinators said.
The Millersview Wheat Tour for McCulloch and Concho counties will be from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 3 in the Millersview Gym. Then, Taylor, Callahan and Jones counties will host a Wheat Field Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 at various sites throughout the counties, beginning at the Taylor County plots off Texas Highway 351 on Country Road 521, also called Mesquite Lane.
Both programs are free with a sponsored lunch provided at the Millersview Gym on May 3 and at the Lions Club in Eula, on May 4.
Millersview talks and speakers will include:
- Harvest Weather Outlook, Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service meteorologist, San Angelo.
- Seeding Rate, Seed Size and Tillering, Dr. Clark Neely, AgriLife Extension state small grains and oilseed specialist, College Station.
- Wheat Varieties and Grain Treatment and Storage, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
- Farm Grain Storage Economics, Bill Thompson, AgriLife Extension economist, San Angelo.
- Rust, Wheat Streak Mosaic and Hessian Fly, Dr. Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Vernon.
- Grain Marketing, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing specialist, College Station.
The May 4 event event will include:
- Wheat Variety Review, Current Small Grain Situation and Fungicide Trial Plots, Kimura.
- Weed Control in Wheat Fields, Neely.
- Grain Storage Economics and Converting Old Cotton Base Acres to Seed Cotton and/or Other Covered Commodities, Thompson.
- Market Situation and Commodity Outlook, Welch.
For more information on the Millersview Wheat Tour, contact Justin Klinksiek, AgriLife Extension agent in McCulloch County at 325-597-1295, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Taylor, Callahan and Jones counties field day, contact Karl Winge, AgriLife Extension agent in Callahan County, at 325-854-5835, email@example.com.
Learn more about growing wheat in Texas http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/wheat/
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