June 2, 2005


A few of the wheat tests made it to harvest this year. Counties with wheat plots remaining include: Callahan, Concho, McCulloch, Reeves and Taylor. Just let me know when you want to thrash the hand harvested samples. If there are other counties that need to process samples, please let me know as soon as possible.

The wheat variety information is updated each year to reflect changes in disease and insect ratings in our region. A copy of this information is linked here.

Wheat harvest has begun and producers that are keeping seed for planting purposes next year need to closely inspect the acreage being harvested. If weeds or diseases are a problem they will need to have the seed cleaned, bagged and treated with the appropriate fungicide.

Linked is information provided at the CEA training conducted May 24, 2005.


On the night of May 31 some areas received rainfall and hail that injured the crop. In about 5 to 7 days producers will be trying to decide if they need to replant. Linked is a publication on the "Effects of Stand Loss and Skips on Cotton Yields"

Linked is an information sheet on cotton growth and development that was prepared for the insect scout school held June 6. It can be used to refresh your memory concerning cotton plant development and to assist you in answering producers questions (click here for a copy).

The Southern Rolling Plains Conservation Tillage Tour has been scheduled for July 8. The tour will be conducted in Runnels County if you need additional information contact Rick Minzenmayer at 325-365-5212.

Grain Sorghum

On May 31, several counties received hail damage on grain sorghum and corn. Information on that topic is available in the factsheet "Assessing Hail and Freeze Damage to Field Corn and Sorghum (B-6014)".


There are a few positions available for youth to attend the Progressive Farmer Farm Safety School in San Angelo on June 15. If you know of a farm or ranch youth between the ages of 9 and 15 that would like to attend. Have their family contact Patricia Hohensee at (325) 365-5042.

Pesticide Recertification Training

On June 13, there will be a training conducted at Abilene for producers needing to obtain a Private Applicators license. For more details and to register for the meeting call Gary Bomar at (325) 672-6048.

Weed Identification

Lizardtail Gaura
(Gaura parviflora)

Blessed Milk Thistle

Malta Starthistle
(Centaurea melitensis)

Monthly Calendar


June 2, Erath County, Green Chopping Small Grain Forages
June 3, Nolan County, Establish Weed Control Test
June 6, Tom Green County, Insect Scout School
June 14, Midland County, Cotton Physiology and Weed Control
June 15, Tom Green County, Farm and Ranch Safety School
June 17, Tom Green County Professional Ag Workers
June 28 & 29, Tom Green County, Horticulture Training


July 4, Holiday
July 7, Runnels County, Conservation Tillage Tour
July 10 - 13, Ector County, TCAAA Meeting
July 19, Glasscock County, Weed ID, Weed Control and Fertility
July 24 - 26, Gillespie County, TCESA Meeting


Billy E. Warrick
Extension Agronomist
Texas Cooperative Extension
Texas A&M University System