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Calvin Trostle

Trostle, Calvin
Calvin Trostle
Professor & Extension Specialist
Lubbock, Texas

Specialty:Row Crops, Peanuts & Alfalfa

I provide extension education/applied research support primarily to the Texas High Plains region and secondarily across Texas for grain sorghum, sunflower, peanuts, wheat/small grains, guar, alfalfa, winter canola, summer annual forages, castor, and sesame.  I conduct additional programming in dryland reduced tillage systems, cover cropping, soil fertility/soil testing, and Rhizobium/Bradiyrhizobium inoculants for legumes.  I also serve as extension state specialist for sunflower.  Annually I conduct 50-60 producer Extension programs, over 30 print media interviews, at least 80 radio interviews (regularly scheduled on five stations) and I contribute to three newsletters on at least a monthly basis.  I collaborate or initiate annual county agent Extension trainings on 2 or more topics.  I am affiliated with Texas Tech University as an adjunct professor, Plant & Soil Sciences, Collage of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 2001-current (currently co-chair two M.S. committees, committee member for two additional students).