|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.
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.
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.
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