The annual Millersview Wheat Tour will be held May 6 at the Millersview Gym, 12199 County Road 6009. The free event is being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices of McCulloch and Concho counties.
Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the program will run from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. A free catfish lunch will be provided by Boondocks.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered – three general, one laws and regulations, and one integrated pest management.
“The wheat tour is one of our area’s largest small grains programs,” said Travis Bell, AgriLife Extension agent, Concho County. “It is great to see the growing involvement of wonderful attendees, speakers and sponsors at this annual event. We are proud to see it continue to grow and to provide a quality educational program.”
Millersview topics and speakers include:
- Laws and Regulations for Pesticide Applicators – Corey Pence, Texas Department of Agriculture, Giddings.
- Integrated Pest Management in Small Grains – Brad Easterling, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Glasscock, Upton and Reagan counties.
- Grain Marketing – Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension grain marketing specialist, Bryan-College Station.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture Update – Shawn Reininger, Kleberg-Kenedy Farm Service Agency county director, Kingsville.
- Weather Outlook – Hector Guerrero, National Weather Service meteorologist, San Angelo.
- Natural Resources Conservation Service Update – Kaitlyn Fry, USDA-NRCS district conservationist, Stinnett.
- Weed Management Consideration vs. Wheat Crop Fate – Reagan Noland, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.
- Variety Selection and Fertility – Fernando Guillen-Portal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension small grains and oilseed crops specialist, Bryan-College Station.
There will also be a “Managing Small Grains for Forage” panel of producers and a wheat demonstration.
For more information, contact AgriLife Extension’s office in McCulloch County at 325-597-1295 or Concho County at 325-732-4304.