Small grains field day scheduled for May 24

Producers will have a chance to see how varieties of wheat, canola and triticale performed under this year’s wet spring conditions at the Small Grains Field Day.

The field day is scheduled for May 24 at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station’s North Plains Research Field north of Dumas. Field tours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and will be followed by a lunch.

"This year’s wheat crop is such a stark contrast to last year," said Dr. Jackie Rudd of Amarillo, state wheat breeder for the Experiment Station. "The crop looks good; prices are good – what could be better than getting out and looking at wheat?"

In addition to looking at variety trials for silage and grain production, participants will hear an update on the water-metering rules of the North Plains Water District and the latest information from the Texas High Plains/Texas Water Development Board studies.

Guest speaker Tim Snyder, with Agri-Energy Solutions, will talk on "Ethanol Future in the Panhandle."

Two general continuing education credits will be offered. For more information, contact Rudd or Dr. Brent Bean at the Texas A&M University System Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Amarillo at 806-677-5600.

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