AgriLife Extension slates Far West Texas Tri-County Crop Tour for Sept. 10

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Chase McPhaul, 325-884-2335, pcmcphaul@ag.tamu.edu

 

MIDKIFF – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Glasscock, Reagan and Upton counties will conduct their annual Tri-County Crop Tour from 1:45-7 p.m. Sept. 10.

The day’s activities start with a brief registration period at 1:45 p.m. at the Midkiff Community Center, followed at 2 p.m. by the annual St. Lawrence Cotton Growers Meeting, which organizers said should last about an hour.

The tour is scheduled from 3-6 p.m. followed by a complimentary social and meal at the St. Lawrence Hall in St. Lawrence.

“This field day is a traditional event in our area which usually draws more than 100 folks,” said Chase McPhaul, AgriLife Extension agent in Reagan County. “We always strive to pinpoint and address problems unique to our area, but it’s also a good time for producers to take a look at cotton varieties they might consider for next season. Finally, the tour always ends with a great meal and plenty of visiting time. It’s just a great way to start the fall.”

Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension state cotton agronomist at College Station, will speak at the first two stops, and Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist at San Angelo, will speak at the second two.

Tour participants will see cotton variety plot comparisons at the first three stops. The first stop on the Darren Jost Farm will also feature glyphosate-resistant weed work. The second stop on the Russ and Bo Eggemeyer Farm will feature various potassium/foliar treatments. The last two stops, both on the John Evridge Farm, will look at salinity work and cotton root rot control respectively.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, two general and one integrated pest management, will be offered.

For more information contact McPhaul at 325-884-2335, pcmcphaul@ag.tamu.edu or any of the AgriLife Extension offices in the participating counties.

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