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Summer crops, forage tours hosted September 8

September 8 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Producers in the Texas High Plains can hear about the latest management research on summer crops ranging from sorghum to corn to watermelons, as well as irrigation and cattle at the Summer Crops Field Day Sept. 8 at the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory near Bushland.

This year’s field day activities include concurrent field tours at two locations. Each location will begin registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by a greeting and overview. Tours will be from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Participants are welcome to travel between the two tours on their own, or buses will be provided for Tour 2 only.

A complimentary lunch will be provided at noon in a large tent on the USDA-ARS facilities.

Attendees can meet for Tour 1, the annual Forage Sorghum Plot Tour, by traveling west of Amarillo, exiting Interstate 40 at Arnot Road, then 1 mile to Hill Road, and turn north 1 mile to plots on the east side of Hill Road. Plots are located at: 35.206188, -102.028114. Tour 2, dryland and irrigated cropping systems, including pest management, will be at the USDA-ARS Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, 2300 Experiment Station Road.

For more information go here.


September 8
7:30 am - 5:00 pm