A spring wheat variety trial was established on Jan. 12 at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. In addition, cool-season oilseed crops were planted to evaluate their potential in the Coastal Bend of Texas.
To show these crops potential, a field tour has been scheduled for Thursday, April 15, at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center on Hwy. 44, just west of the Corpus Christi Airport. The field tour will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program at 9 a.m.
An indoor session will focus on current wheat and oilseed markets, wheat production updates, cool season oilseed options, sunflower best management practices and guar production potential. The program will then move outside to tour the variety trials. The variety trials consist of 11 spring wheat, seven safflower, seven camelina, 13 canola and nine flax.
Participants in the program will be awarded 2 CEU’s. This program is being sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of Nueces County and the local Agricultural Advisory Committee.