Sunflower meeting set March 13 in Dalhart

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Mike Bragg, 806-244-4434,

DALHART – A Sunflower Producers Agronomic Meeting and Industry Update will be held March 13 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Dallam/Hartley AgriLife Extension Annex, 402 Denver Ave., Dalhart.

Sunflowers with Calvin Trostle

Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Lubbock, checks on a sunflowers in the High Plains. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)

The program will be from 3-5 p.m. Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, will be the presenter. He will discuss sunflower production and best management practices.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one general and one integrated pest management – will be offered.

“Dallam County planted 2,400 acres of both confectionery and oilseed sunflowers in 2018, making it the largest producer of sunflowers in the Texas Panhandle, followed by Sherman County at 250 acres,” said Mike Bragg, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Dallam and Hartley counties.

For more information or questions, contact Bragg at 806-244-4434 or


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