Contact: Thomas Marek, 806-359-5401
WHAT: 1997 Summer Crops Field Day
North Plains Research Field, Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station at Etter
WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 1997 – 8:30 AM Registration/Refreshments
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Field Day Program/Tours
WHERE: North Plains Research Field Station, 9 miles north of Dumas
on U.S. Highway 287
Texas Agricultural Experiment Station
Texas Agricultural Extension Service
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
West Texas A&M University
North Plains Ground Water Conservation District No. 2
Texas Corn Producer Board
Panhandle Agriculture Advisory Council
The 1997 Summer Crops Field Day (now held once every 3 years) will provide growers and interested citizens with an update of agricultural technologies and innovations being evaluated by scientists and engineers of the Texas A&M University System and USDA-Agricultural Research Service in conjunction with West Texas A&M University and county Extension agents across the Panhandle. Here are some of the highlights:
* Current research results for enhanced water utilization, varietal assessments, insect modeling, emerging alternative crop production, biotechnology reviews, and strategies for weed control.
* Advances available to growers through the PET (Potential Evapotranspiration Technology) network of weather stations in the North and South Plains offered via the Internet.
* Continuing education units (CEUs) for the commercial, non- commercial and private pesticide applicator recertification.
CONTACT: Thomas Marek, North Plains Research Field Superintendent, (806) 359-5401 or (806) 966-5447 at the Etter Station