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Texas A&M Agri-Life—
ABILENE—The annual Big County
Wheat Conference as webinars started
last Thursday and will continue on
Aug.20 and Aug. 27.
“We feel these online events will provide
area producers with valuable information
heading into the upcoming
wheat planting season,” said Steve Estes,
AgriLife Extension agent for Taylor
County. “This series offers something
for everyone regarding the new crop,
whether it be pricing strategies, managing
risk, picking the best variety of seed,
or managing the crop once it’s in the
Aug. 20, Wheat Variety Selection
Variety performance data and 2020
wheat variety picks – Emi Kimura, Ph.D.,
AgriLife Extension agronomist, Vernon.
Variety traits, disease and pest resistance
options – Reagan Noland, Ph.D.,
AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.
Aug. 27, Planting and Crop Management
Seedling rates, seedling target and seed
counts; seed options, certified vs. saved
seed; fertilization timing, yield and protein
considerations; current weed and
insect control options – Noland and Fernando
Guillen, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension
small grains specialist, College Station.