Sorghum crop tour set for Sept. 25 at Muleshoe

 

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

Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4583, c-preston@tamu.edu

 

MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bailey County will conduct a sorghum crops tour beginning at 9 a.m. Sept. 25.

The tour will start on the Chris Bass farm, located three miles west of Muleshoe on Farm-to-Market Road 3125, known locally as West Camp Road.

“I suggest those unfamiliar with the area call the AgriLife Extension office in Bailey County at 806-272-4583 for directions to the first tour stop,” said Curtis Preston, AgriLife Extension agent in Bailey County.

Site directions are also available online at, http://bailey.agrilife.org. Click on “sorghum tour” to view a tour map.

“The tour will focus on both grain sorghum and silage sorghum production,” Preston said. “The Bass farm stop will include a replicated grain production sorghum hybrid trial. We’ll then travel to the Matt Beckerink farm to view a forage sorghum hybrid trial focused on silage production.

“We’ll also have sorghum industry representatives and AgriLife Extension personnel on hand to present information and to answer producers’ questions.”

For more information, contact Preston or Monti Vandiver, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent for Bailey and Parmer counties at 806-272-4584.

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