Texas: Forage Sorghum Silage Tour, Bushland, Sept. 8

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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research will jointly host a forage sorghum silage tour near Bushland on Sept. 8.

“No matter what your goals are in your operation, with 101 different varieties in these trials, there are valuable results and information for everyone,” said Austin Voyles, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. and end around 11:30 a.m.

To get to the forage sorghum silage plots from Amarillo, take Interstate 40 west to Farm-to-Market Road 2381, about 8 miles. Travel north on Farm-to-Market Road 2381 to Jim Line Road and the plots are 1 mile west on Jim Line Road at the intersection with Blessen Road.

Dr. Jourdan Bell, agronomist, will lead the hybrid discussions. Dr. Ted McCollum, beef cattle specialist, will talk about nutritional characteristics, and Dr. Ed Bynum, entomologist, will outline management guidelines for sugarcane aphids in forage sorghums. All are Amarillo-based AgriLife Extension specialists.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units will be offered – one integrated pest management and one general.

For additional information, call Bell at 806-677-5663 or Voyles at 806-373-0713.


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