Annual Wheat Field Day set for May 17 in Bushland

Texas A&M AgriLife will host its annual Wheat Field Day Wednesday, May 17. The field day will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife facilities near Bushland located at 2301 Experiment Rd. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The field day will highlight wheat research and its impact on food supply. Organizer's will share research which improves Texas Panhandle wheat production by over 3 billion loaves of bread annually.

The public, producers, seed dealers and other key business leaders are invited to see the latest research, enjoy tours and visit vendor booths. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, and West Texas A&M University are co-hosting the event. The event is free and lunch is sponsored by the USDA-ARS Ogallala Aquifer program. Presentations will cover water-use savings, wheat curl mite issues, residue management for water conservation, management issues and genomics. Producers are welcome to bring samples for one-on-one consultations with local specialists.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jackie Rudd or Shannon Baker at (806) 677-5600.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 8:30am