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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Small Grains Field Day

Small Grains Field Day in Egypt, TX – April 17, 2019

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources
Wharton County

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be hosting a Wheat Field Day at Krenek Seed near Egypt, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  The Krenek’s have cooperated this year by providing ground for Dr. Clark Neely, Extension Small Grains Specialist to conduct our Upper Gulf Coast wheat variety trial.  The tour will offer us the opportunity to view not only hard red winter wheat varieties, but also soft red and spring wheat varieties.

The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the wheat trial plot located at the Krenek Seed headquarters near Egypt.

Dr. Clark Neely, Extension Small Grains Specialist will begin the field day by providing information on variety selection and performance traits of certain wheat varieties.  Other topics to include Rust Management in Wheat—Dr. Tom Isakeit, Extension Plant Pathologist; Insect Pest Management, Stephen Biles – CEA, Integrated Pest Management; Weed Problems and Management in Wheat, Dr. Josh McGinty—Extension Agronomist; Wheat Market Outlook – Mark Welch, Extension Economist; Canola Market Situation Update – Josh McGinty .  

The field day will conclude at 11 a.m.  We’ll be done just in time if you want to make it over to the Antique Tractor Show and Hot Dog Fundraiser ($1.00 hot dog and drink supports the local FFA) at Superior Motor Parts at 214 N. Mechanic in El Campo (lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

There is no cost to participants to attend the small grains field day. 2.0 CEUs will be offered to all TDA Pesticide License Holders.  CCA credits will be offered to certified crop advisors, pending course approval.  Anyone wanting to attend is asked to contact Stacey at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Wharton County at 979-532-3310  to pre-register.  You can find a complete program flyer by clicking on EVENTS at http://wharton.agrilife.org