Twice a year Texas A&M AgriLife Research holds a wheat field day for people to learn more about the crop.
Texas A&M AgriLife Regional Agronomist Dr. Jourdan Bell spoke to us about exactly why they decided to take wheat day for a spin.
“During this time producers are exceptionally busy. We’re busy planting cotton, corn and our other summer crops and so it’s often very hard for producers to drop and everything and come to Bushland for a field tour. By taking the tour on the road, essentially the wheat breeding program, the agronomist as well as pathologist, entomologist. We’re going to the producers,” said Bell.
A&M AgriLife Research officials also say they’re going to evaluate how tour-goers and themselves felt about the road trip to see if they’ll do it again next time.
Dr. Bell also said that because of the recent rainfall, wheat production is above average as dry-land conditions are expected to yield about forty bushels per acre with an irrigated condition expected to yield ninety bushels per acre if not more.