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Concho/McCulloch County wheat tour set for May 15

- Texas Cooperative Extension in Concho and McCulloch counties will hold its annual wheat tour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15, at the Millersview Gymnasium.

The morning's topics will include: "Value of Wheat forage in a Livestock Operation," "No-Till Conservation Farming," "Strategies for Small Grain Pest Control," "Small Grain Diseases," "Farm Service Agency and Wheat Board Updates," and "Wheat Market Outlook."

Afternoon topics will include: "Harvest Weather Outlook," "Economics of Biofuels and Wheat Production," and "Fertilizers, Small Grain Varieties and Wild Oat Control."

The day's events will also include talks by chemical company representatives, and reviews and tours of test plots in both counties.

Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

Registration deadline is May 10.

For more information and to register, call the Concho County Extension Office at 325-732-4304 or the McCulloch County Extension Office at 325-597-1295.

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