The Small Grains Plot Tour on May 25 will include the Texas A&M AgriLife wheat breeding trials near Bushland. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
The program and plot tour will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 11:30. The tour is free, and requires no registration. Participants will meet at the irrigated wheat nursery at the Conservation and Production Laboratory operated by Texas A&M AgriLife and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Once participants arrive at the laboratory, they should follow the signs to the wheat plots.
Topics and speakers will be:
— Current Conditions and the High Plains Uniform Variety Trials, Bell.
— New and Upcoming Wheat and Triticale Varieties, Jackie Rudd, Ph.D., AgriLife Research wheat breeder, Amarillo, and Jason Baker, AgriLife Research senior research associate, Amarillo.
— Current Insect Pressure in High Plains Wheat, Jose Santiago Gonzalez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
— Texas Wheat Producer Board Update, Darby Campsey, Texas Wheat Producers director of communications and producer relations, Amarillo.
— Tour Irrigated Uniform Variety Trial, Bell.
— Increasing Demand for Small Grain Forages, Jason Smith, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Amarillo.
— Irrigated Small Grain Silage Trial, Bell.