Alfalfa producers can update their production expertise at an upcoming Texas AgriLife Extension Service workshop and field tour scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14 near Lubbock.

The workshop will begin at Texas Boys Ranch northeast of Lubbock and later move to Idalou for the field tour.

To find the Texas Boys Ranch from U.S. Highway 62/82, go 1.5 miles northeast of Loop 289, turn north and go two miles on County Road 2800. Or from Interstate 27, exit on to Farm-to-Market Road 1294 (Exit 11), go five miles east to Liberty Gin, then go south 3.5 miles on County Road 2800.

Workshop topics will include fall planting, irrigation requirements, variety selection and insect and weed control.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered.

The program will conclude with the a visit to a drip irrigation alfalfa field north of Idalou.

Individual registration is $20 at the door. The fee includes an alfalfa production book.

For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock at 806-775-1680 or Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist at Lubbock, 806-746-6101 or ctrostle@ag.tamu.edu.