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AgriLife Extension sets two annual peanut production workshops

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two free peanut production workshops on Feb. 24 in Levelland and on Feb. 25 in Seminole.

The annual events, now in their sixth year, are tailored for production practices found at each South Plains region, said Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension crops specialist at Lubbock.

“We’ll be presenting the latest information available pertaining to peanut varieties, fertility, irrigation, disease and weed control,” Trostle said.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available at each workshop.

Both meetings will include sponsored lunches.

The Feb. 24 Levelland workshop meets at the Brasch-Mitchell Building located at 513 Ave. G. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and will end at 2:30 p.m. For more information contact the AgriLife Extension office in Hockley County at 806-894-3159.

The Seminole workshop on Feb. 25 is set for the Gaines County Civic Building located at Northwest Ave. E and Northwest 5th Street. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and the program will end at 2 p.m. For more information call the AgriLife Extension office in Gaines County at 432-758-4006.

Trostle said the meetings are scheduled on a three-year rotation with next year's meetings slated for Brownfield and Portales, NM, and the following year's workshops set for Littlefield and Plains.

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