Texas AgriLife schedules Eagle Lake field day for June 26

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Entomologist Mo Way shares information about the rice delphacid with attendees of a previous Eagle Lake field day.

Texas AgriLife Research and Extension has scheduled the 43rd annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day for 4 p.m., June 26, at the Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake.

The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the way to hear about disease management, insect management, weed management, nitrogen management, varietal testing, the inbred rice breeding program and the hybrid rice breeding program.

The field day is planned and coordinated by the Colorado County Rice Committee comprised of local producers.

The evening program will be held at the Eagle Lake Community Center with Dr. George Knapek, program manager for Representative Farms – Agricultural & Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University, addressing farm policy and governmental administration issues.

Also on the agenda are Drs. Ted Wilson and Omar Samonte of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Beaumont/Eagle Lake. Wilson will provide an overview of rice research in Texas, while Samonte will give an update on the new hybrid rice breeding Program.

A catered meal will be provided at the evening program. Two continuing education units will be offered to licensed pesticide applicators who attend the tour and evening program.

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