The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the West Region Wheat Production Tour on May 7. This will be a virtual event, replacing the AgriLife Extension District 6 and District 7 live meetings, which had to be canceled due to COVID-19.
Participants must preregister by May 5. The online event will run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and cost is $10.
There will be two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available, one general and one integrated pest management.
“With the cancellation of many wheat tours in our region and state we wanted to hold a virtual tour so producers would still have the opportunity to see test plot results and receive a few CEUs in the process,” said Travis Bell, AgriLife Extension agent, Concho County.
Topics and speakers include:
- Wheat Vernalization – Reagan Noland, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.
- Grain Quality Practices – Audrey Girard, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research associate research scientist, College Station.; Emi Kimura, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Vernon; and Noland.
- Wheat/Herbicide Plot Demonstration – Kimura, Noland.