Thursday, June 20, 2024

50TH ANNUAL EAGLE LAKE RICE FIELD DAY SET FOR JUNE 25

The 50th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day tour is scheduled for 4 p.m. June 25th at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake, followed by an evening program at the Eagle Lake Community Center located at 100 N Walnut Avenue in Eagle Lake, Texas.

The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the way to hear from AgriLife Research and Extension scientists concerning specialty rice breeding, plant physiology, and plant nutrient, insect, weed, and disease management.

The evening program will be held at the Eagle Lake Community Center. Dr. Sam Rustom, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension – Eagle Lake, will introduce himself, expand on his new role in the area rice industry and present a program on ACCase-resistant cropping systems and their applications in rice production.

Dr. George Knapek, Program Manager with Texas A&M University Agricultural and Food Policy Center in College Station, will provide a Farm Bill and Ag Policy Update.

The evening program is planned and coordinated by the Colorado County Rice Committee, which is comprised of local producers who meet throughout the year to identify topics for the event that are relevant and applicable to producers in the area. Area agribusiness continues to provide crucial sponsorship to support this event so that all who are interested in attending can do so free of charge.

A catered meal will be provided at the evening program. Up to two continuing education units will be offered to all licensed pesticide applicators who attend the research updates and evening program.

For more information, contact the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station at 979-234-3578 or the Extension office for Colorado County at 979-732-2082.

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