Small grains meeting set Aug. 21 in Silverton

SILVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Briscoe County will host a small grains meeting Aug. 21 at the Silverton Public Library, 405 Broadway, Silverton.


Wheat and other small grains to be discussed at meeting. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. with registration, and the program will go from 2-5 p.m. The fee is $10. One Texas Department of Agriculture integrated pest management continuing education unit will be offered.

“We will feature primarily wheat at the meeting,” said Mason Carter, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Briscoe County. “With most of Briscoe County’s wheat being a dual-purpose crop, we want to help our producers with decisions on whether to harvest for grain, to graze out or to try to graze and then harvest for grain.”

Topics and speakers will be:

– Integrated cover crop mix, wheat variety trials, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

– Wheat disease management, Dr. Ken Obasa, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo.

– Crop market outlook, Dr. Justin Benavidez, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.

For more information, contact Carter at 806-823-2521.


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