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Swisher County Corn and Sorghum Tour set for Sept. 11 in Tulia

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Drs. Trostle and Bynum to speak.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Swisher County Ag Committee will host a corn and sorghum tour Sept. 11 at Attebury Grain, 1205 N.W.  5th St. in Tulia.

Registration will begin at 10:45 a.m. The fee is $10. Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one general and one integrated pest management will be offered.

After registration, the tour will move to the Kennedy Montague Farm, located 4.5 miles east of Tulia on Texas Highway 86, where participants will view irrigated corn and dryland sorghum fields, said John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Swisher County.

Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist from Lubbock, will present information on corn and sorghum management. Also, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo, will discuss insect identification and concerns, as well as recommended control of pests.

Lunch is included and will be provided at Attebury Grain after the field visit.

Those planning to attend should RSVP by Sept. 7. For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office for Swisher County at 806-995-3726.

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