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THRALL – A Small Grains and Canola Field Day is set for April 25 at the Stiles Farm, 5700 Farm-to-Market Road 1063 near the intersection of U.S Highway 79, one mile east of Thrall.
The field day is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Williamson and Milam counties. Sponsors include Williamson County Farm Bureau, Williamson County Demonstration Fund and Croprotek Inc.
There is no cost to attend the field day, which will include lunch sponsored by Williamson County Farm Bureau. RSVP is requested for accurate meal count by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Milam County at 254-697-7045 or Williamson County at 512-943-3300.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the small grain and canola test plots on the east side of County Road 424, which is approximately a half-mile north of Thrall.
Presentation times, topics and speakers will be:
– 8 a.m.: Viewing and Discussion of Wheat, Oat, Canola plots, Double Crop Tillage Trial, Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide small grain and oilseed specialist, College Station.
– 9:45 a.m.: Move to Fireman’s Hall in Thrall, Drift Management and Brush Control Methods, Dillon Demuth, Dow AgroScience Range and Pasture Specialist, Lorena.
– 10:45 a.m.: Canola and Wheat Production, Weed and Insect Control, Neely.
– 11:45 a.m.: Lunch.
– Noon: Can Canola Production Be Profitable in the Blacklands?, Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension grain marketing economist, College Station.
One general and one integrated pest management continuing education credits will be offered for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license holders.