Late September brings the first cool days of autumn to the Texas High Plains, a crispness in the air that promises—almost—that the summer’s heat is done for the year. The air seems cleaner, the sky bluer, and the dust a tad more settled than was the case just a few weeks back. It’s almost harvest time and also opportunities for farmers to gather at seed company field days to see what new varieties will be available over the next few years.
Recent events sponsored by Deltapine—in Seminole, Texas,—and Bayer FiberMax—in Idalou—gave producers a chance to see new herbicide resistant technology, new and improved fiber quality offerings, and more pest resistance, among other variety characteristics.
Farmers and industry observers walked the fields and bounced around in trailers to get up-close, in-the-field views of experimental varieties compared with current standards.
Here are a few photos from the Deltapine and Bayer field days.