Jackson County Ag Tour scheduled

June 2, 2012 at 1:02 a.m.

The Jackson County Extension Field Crops Committee is conducting an ag tour of several grain and cotton crop demonstrations in the LaSalle, Vanderbilt areas starting at 4 p.m. Monday at the LaSalle Church Hall on County Road 325 in LaSalle.

Tour stops include Lloyd Kulak's farm, grain sorghum hybrids variety trial; Clinton Shutt, soybean variety trial; Sappington Farms, Regional Agronomic Cotton Evaluation; Sappington Farms, Monsanto/Delta Pine cotton demonstration; and Gabrysch Farms, corn variety test plot.

The tour speakers include Roy Parker, extension entomologist; Dan Fromme, extension agronomist; William Grichar, research scientist; Gaylon Morgan, associate professor and cotton specialist; and Clyde Crumley, extension agent-IPM.

A meal will be catered by Mustang Creek Barbecue in the LaSalle Church Hall after the tour.

Speakers at the hall include Jeff Nunley, South Texas Cotton Growers Association director; Michael Hester, of Texas Boll Weavil Eradication Foundation; Dwayne Vincent, Farm Service Agency programs and updates; and Andy Louderback, sheriff of Jackson County. They will go over new laws and regulations for farm vehicles and equipment.

For more information contact Mike Hiller at 361-782-1142.



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