Category Archives: Field Tour

Field-day planned Aug. 30 in Chillicothe

By: Kay Ledbetter Soil and Crop Sciences contacts: Dr. Emi Kimura, Dr. Paul DeLaune,   The Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, will be Aug. 30. The field day activities will focus on many of the cotton trials at the AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, south of Chillicothe. “It is an important year for cotton production in Texas as new technologies came onto the market,” said Dr. Emi Kimura, Texas A&M AgriLife… Read More →

Highlights from the 2016 AgriLife Extension Field Crops Tour

Texas A&M University Specialists and County Agents from surrounding counties put on a Field Crops Tour June 16 at the Farm Services research fields in the Brazos River bottom in cooperation with the Tri-County Crops Committee, the Brazos Valley Water District and Robertson County Farm Bureau. Dr. Clark Neely and Dr. Ronnie Schnell started the day speaking about soybean and corn cropping rotations. They are three years into a six-year trial being conducted in conjunction with Mississippi State. The trial is being funded by the U.S. and Mid-South… Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife spring field day set May 4 at Chillicothe

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Paul DeLaune, 940-552-9941 ext. 207, Dr. Emi Kimura, 940-552-9941 ext. 233, CHILLICOTHE – Wheat, canola, triticale and cropping systems will be highlighted during a field day May 4 at Texas A&M AgriLife Research’s Chillicothe Station, located south of Chillicothe on Farm-to-Market Road 392. Registration will be from 7:45-8:30 a.m., followed by a herbicide regulations presentation by Henry Krusekopf, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector from Wichita Falls. Three Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing education units – two general and… Read More →

Multi-County Wheat Tour set May 6 in Taylor, Callahan counties

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wheat Tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 6 at the Taylor County variety test plots. The test plots are located off State Highway 351 on County Road 521, also known as Mesquite Lane. Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension agent in Taylor County, said a stellar wheat growing season should make for an exciting and informative tour. “This season’s optimal growing conditions should really reveal what these wheat… Read More →

Bushland Canola Field Tour set for May 3

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Austin Voyles, 806-373-0713, BUSHLAND – The Bushland Canola Field Tour has been set for May 3 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Bush Farm, located at 600 Farm-to-Market Road 2381 north of Bushland. The tour will begin with registration from 9-9:30 a.m. and conclude by noon, according to Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo, who is growing the plots as part of a regional project to evaluate winter canola production on… Read More →