Cultivating Your Consciousness: Raising Wheat and Saving Soil virtual field days will be held online Oct. 22, Nov. 3 and Nov. 30
All webinars will run from 8:30-11 a.m. on their respective dates. Advance registration is required at https://tx.ag/SSVFOct for the October event. Registration for November events are at https://tx.ag/SSVFNov3 for Nov. 3 and https://tx.ag/SSVFNov30 for Nov. 30. Registration deadlines vary, check the links for deadlines.
These workshops are being presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research in conjunction with Oklahoma State University and Louisiana State University AgCenter. The free events are designed to educate and inform wheat producers, crop consultants and extension employees.
The October event is geared toward wheat producers in the Texas High Plains, Rolling Plains and Oklahoma. The first November event will cover wheat production in the Post Oak Savannah, Blackland Prairie and South Texas regions. The third webinar is for producers in the Louisiana and East Texas soil regions.
The workshops are funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources and Conservation Service as part of a project designed to keep wheat producers informed on the latest scientific findings related to soil health management through communication.
Leading the project are Jamie Foster, Ph.D., AgriLife Research forage agronomist and Department of Soil and Crop Sciences professor, Corpus Christi, and Holli Leggette, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Science Communications Lab, Bryan-College Station.
The workshops will be led by Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences soil science, agricultural communications and agricultural economics experts covering the most cost-effective and productive soil health management and conservation practices for wheat.
In addition to leads Foster and Leggette, other Texas A&M AgriLife contributors include Mark Welch, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, Bryan-College Station; and Department of Soil and Crop Sciences faculty including Katie Lewis, Ph.D., AgriLife Research soil scientist, Lubbock; Peyton Smith, Ph.D., soil carbon dynamics assistant professor; Ronnie Schnell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist; and Fernando Guillen-Portal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension statewide wheat specialist, all based in Bryan-College Station.