Wheat growers in the Texas Panhandle are invited to attend a Texas wheat research field day, beginning at 9:30 a.m. May 24 at the Texas AgriLife Research and U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Services Conservation and Production Research Laboratory research farm, located one mile west of Bushland.
Given last year’s epic drought, programming will focus on water and drought tolerance mechanisms.
“Water is a precious resource here in the Panhandle of Texas and must be carefully managed,” said Dr. Jackie Rudd, Texas AgriLife Research wheat breeder and field day coordinator. “Variety choice, equipment purchases and management decisions all affect water-use efficiency, as well as the producers’ bottom line.”
Other presentation topics include new wheat varieties, irrigation and breeding trials, wheat streak mosaic virus and wheat curl mite resistance. Dr. Craig Nessler, director of Texas AgriLife Research in College Station, will deliver a lunch program, as well.
Admission is free and includes lunch. For more information, contact Rudd at (806) 677-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.