Texas: Swisher County Feed Grain Tour, Happy, Aug. 25

    The  Swisher County Feed Grains Tour hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Swisher County Ag Committee is set for Aug. 25 at Happy.

    Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Happy Community Center, a mile southeast of Happy on Farm-to-Market Road 1075.

    “The tour stops were suggested by Swisher County producer groups,” said John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County. “Those issues include sorghum varieties and the role that sugarcane aphids play in decision-making processes, as well as the management of feed grains under different irrigation practices. The tour will also focus on educational efforts done through variety trials around Happy.”

    There will be a $10 registration fee due upon arrival and breakfast will be provided. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations and one integrated pest management – will be available for private pesticide applicators.

    RSVP by Aug. 23 to the AgriLife Extension office in Swisher County at 806-995-3721.

    The program topics and speakers will be:

    • Management Practices in Corn and Sorghum, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
    • Sugarcane Aphid Update, Villalba.
    • Sorghum Partners Variety Trial Information, Phillip Thornton, company representative, Lubbock

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