Category Archives: Field Tour

Economics and herbicide drift discussed in McGregor

Story and photos by: Blair Fannin Contact:          The impacts of potential trade tariffs on crops such crops would send ripple effects through other agricultural commodities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Mark Welch, grains marketing economist in College Station, told farmers at the Central Texas Small Grain Field Day at the McGregor Research Center that a Purdue University recently projected a 25 percent import tariff by China soybeans would result in a 37… Read More →

Aggie Turfgrass program, field day highlights latest green industry technology

By: Kay Ledbetter Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Ben Wherley, 979-845-1591, COLLEGE STATION – Topics ranging from management of sand-capping systems on golf courses to turfgrass cultivars of the future attracted more than 150 people to the Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day on Oct. 11 in College Station. The event was hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service programs within Texas A&M University’s soil and crop sciences department. Attendees were lawn care operators, golf course superintendents, landscapers,… Read More →

Soil Health – Cover Crop field day held in Williamson County

Writer: Beth Ann Luedeker Contact: Dr. Jake Mowrer – Dr. Clark Neely – Dr. Haly Neely – AgriLife Extension and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service recently teamed up to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with producers in the Blackland region of the state. The group met at the Stiles Foundation Farm, near Thrall, and Unnasch Farms, near Hart, Texas. Robert Unnasch has been practicing conservation tillage for many years. This made the field trip to his farm an excellent way to begin… Read More →

Forage sorghum silage tour Sept. 13 near Bushland

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600,   BUSHLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research will jointly host a forage sorghum silage tour near Bushland on Sept. 13. “No matter what your goals are in your operation, with 78 different varieties in these trials, there are valuable results and information for everyone,” said Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo. “Bushland has received 9.5 inches of rain since July 26, so the plots look fantastic.” The program will… Read More →

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 →