September 25, 2023
Cover crop termination timing, greenhouse gas emissions, along with soil health management and carbon sequestration, will headline the Regenerative Agriculture Field Day in Lamesa this Wednesday, September 27.
“Producers will have the opportunity to see semi-arid regenerative agriculture in action,” said Agronomic Scientist Joseph Burke, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension cropping systems agronomy and weed science.
Specialists will discuss various cropping systems and field trials, as well as the highs and lows of those systems and tools producers can utilize on their farms. “The research trials were specifically designed to address concerns brought up at local meetings and include cover crop termination timing, pest management in conservation systems, carbon storage potential in semi-arid climates, and economics of conservation agriculture."
The field day will include agronomics and economics. “Coupled with a federal grant from the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the Regenerative Agriculture Field Day will share resources from 29 investigators at seven West Texas and Oklahoma institutions. The combined knowledge of those presenters will provide a holistic understanding of conservation agriculture in semi-arid cropping systems.”
The field day, which will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and include a free lunch and 3 continuing education units, will provide information from the following specialists:
Joseph Burke, assistant professor of Cropping System Agronomy, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension
Katie Lewis, associate professor of Soil Chemistry and Fertility, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Wayne Keeling, professor (retired) of Cropping System Agronomy, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Terry Wheeler, professor of Plant Pathology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Paul DeLaune, professor of Environmental Soil Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Gurjinder Baath, assistant professor of Digital Agriculture, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Suhas Vyavhare, associate professor and Extension entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Brandt Underwood, conservation agronomist, USDA-NRCS
Will Keeling, Extension risk management specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Chris Cobos, senior research associate and Ph.D. student, Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Nick Boogades, Ph.D. student, Texas Tech University
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