Wharton – AgriLife Extension to host Soybean and Cotton Turn Row Meeting – July 10th
By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Wharton County Office will host a Soybean and Cotton Turn Row Meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The soybean turn row meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Howard and Dolly Wittig Farm in Lane City. You may have seen the soybean variety plot from Hwy 60 in Lane City. The soybean plot is located at the corner of Hwy 60 South and CR 122. The soybean plot is an exceptionally large variety trial, consisting of 47 replicated treatments. We’re certain to have a lot to look at. We’ll hear from Dr. Ron Schnell, our AgriLife Cropping Systems Specialist regarding soybean agronomics. Dr. Tom Isakeit will discuss diseases in soybeans. Following the visit to the soybean plot we’ll proceed to the Cotton RACE trial in Crescent.
The Cotton turn row meeting will begin at 11 a.m. in Crescent. The cotton variety trial is located 1 mile south of FM 961 on CR 461. If you are coming from the Wharton County Fairgrounds on FM 961 S heading toward Wharton, you’ll take the first county road to your right. Proceed one mile on CR 461 and the plot is on your right. We have a total of 10 cotton varieties in this year’s Replication Agronomic Cotton Evaluation (RACE) trial, plus two varieties selected by the cooperating grower. This is also a very large, replicated strip trial. The purpose of the RACE trial is to generate accurate, replicated yield data on commercially available cotton varieties for our area of Texas. Dale Mott, Extension Program Specialist for Cotton will discuss current observations in cotton research. Dr. Tom Isakeit will brief growers on cotton diseases and diagnosis for the 2019 crop as we progress toward harvest. We’ll plan to conclude the turn row meeting around lunchtime. 2 CEUs will be offered for TDA pesticide license holders and 2 CCA credits have been applied for. Please call the Extension Office by 12:00 p.m. on July 9 just to let us know that you’ll be attending. A flyer for the July 10th turn-row meeting is available at https://wharton.agrilife.org The flyer include maps and GPS coordinates for the two turn row meeting locations. I hope to see you there!
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Corrie Bowen, CEA-Ag/NR