BROWNFIELD – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University will conduct a free multi-county peanut field day and tour from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 8.
The tour starts from the Delwin Marrow Barn, located about nine miles south of Brownfield on Farm-to-Market 403.
There will be two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered-1.5 in the general category and 0.5 in the integrated pest management category.
Following an industry update and meal, field day participants will move to the three tour stops.
The presentations at the first tour stop will include:
- Upcoming Varietal Releases, Dr. Mark Burow, Texas AgriLife Research peanut breeder, Lubbock.
- Insect Peanut Pests in Review, Scott Russell, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent for Terry and Yoakum Counties.
- Fertility Management in Peanuts, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
- Pod Rot and Late Season Leaf Spot Management, Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Lubbock.
Presentations at the second tour stop will include:
- Using Plant Canopy Temperature as a Tool for Managing Deficit Irrigation, Dr. James Mahan, U.S. Department of Agriculture cropping systems research lab, Lubbock.
- Stress Tolerance Evaluatiuon of Selected Germplasm from the U.S. Mini-core Peanut Collection, Dr. Paxton Payton, USDA cropping systems research lab, Lubbock.
- Developing Peanut Cultivars Adapted to West Texas with Early Maturity and Drought Tolerance, Dr. Charles Chen, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Peanut Research Lab, Dawson, GA.
Presentations at the third stop will include:
- Remote Sensing of Peanuts, Dr. Steve Maas, Texas Tech University.
- Peanut Forage Yield and its Nutritive Value, Leonard Lauriault, New Mexico State University forage agronomist, Tucumcari.
- Seed Certification, Tracey Carrillo, Agricultural Experiment Station assistant director, New Mexico State University.
- Peanut Variety Response to Digging Dates, Dr. Naveen Puppala, New Mexico State University peanut breeder, New Mexico State University-Clovis Ag. Science Center.
For more information call Trostle at 806-746-6101 or the AgriLife Extension office in Terry County at 806-637-4060.