Dry weather wheat production will be the subject of a workshop slated for 10 a.m. until noon Aug. 29 in the Train Depot located in the Friona, Texas, City Park.

 The Texas AgriLife Extension Service program will focus on current wheat varieties and associated production practices best suited to dry conditions, said Benji Henderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Parmer County.

 “With conditions as dry as they are, we need to optimize any chance we have  for a wheat crop this fall, which is the reason we’re having this workshop,” Henderson said. “We’ve had virtually no rain in our area in the last 10 months. Our corn crop is a disaster and our cotton isn’t far behind, so the coming wheat crop is about the only hope we have at this point.”

 Dr. Brent Bean, AgriLife Extension agronomist at Amarillo, will be the workshop’s main speaker.

 One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in the general category will be offered to those with a pesticide applicator’s license.

 Individual registration due at the door will be $10.

 For more information, call Henderson at 806-481-3619.

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