Texas Alliance for Water Conservation launches virtual 15th annual field day
By: Norman Martin
Irrigation of cotton and corn during this summer's extreme heat, along with the future of weed control, upcoming weather conditions and benefits of soil conservation on the Texas High Plains are in the spotlight this month as part of the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation's 15th Annual Field Day. This year's presentations will be made in a series of on-line YouTube videos.
"We will miss seeing everyone for our Annual TAWC Field Day, but look forward to bringing you a great line-up of presentations to watch anywhere at any time," said TAWC Project Director Rick Kellison. "We hope you find these presentations helpful and encourage you to email us for presenters' contact information if you care to seek further information."
Among the on-line presentations are:
• Bob Glodt, President of Agri-Search, Plainview, Texas. What have we learned from 2020? Producer perspective of a tough farming year
• Jeff Miller, Agronomist and CEO of ForeFront Agronomy, Lubbock, Texas. Efficient Water Use in Corn for West Texas Water Systems
• Veronica Acosta-Martinez, Adjunct Scientist, Texas Tech Department of Plant & Soil Science. (Prepared by Acosta-Martinez; Charles West, Texas Tech Thornton Distinguished Chair of Plant and Soil Science; and Rajan Ghimire, Assistant Professor of Cropping Systems, New Mexico State University) Soil Health Benefits of Cover Crops and Forage Systems
• Shawn Wade, Director of Policy Analysis & Research at Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., Lubbock, Texas. High Plains Cotton Update: 2020 Will Be A Year To Remember
• Jody James, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Lubbock, Texas. Weather Outlook from Lubbock's National Weather Service
Funded by a grant from the Texas Water Development Board, TAWC operates as a partnership of producers, technology firms, universities and government agencies working to extend the life of the largest subterranean aquifer in the United States. Stretching from the Texas panhandle in the south to the northern boundary of Nebraska, the Ogallala Aquifer lies beneath one of the most important agricultural regions in the United States.
The project uses on-farm demonstrations of cropping and livestock systems to compare the production practices, technologies, and systems that can maintain individual farm profitability while improving water use efficiency with a goal of extending the life of the Ogallala Aquifer while maintaining the viability of local farms and communities. All production-related decisions are made by the more than 20 producers involved in the project.
CONTACT: Rick Kellison, Project Director, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, Texas Tech University at (806) 292-5982 or email@example.com
0909NM209 / Editor's Note: For more information on this year's virtual Texas Alliance for Water Conservation Field Day, contact Samantha Borgstedt at (806) 789-4177 or firstname.lastname@example.org