Farmers on the High Plains welcomed a nice rain over the Labor Day weekend. Reports of 3 inches of rain are the norm and many growers have fields that got 4 inches or more is commonplace. Much of the water is standing in fields now and will take some time to soak in so Delta and Pine Land Company is postponing its annual field day, which was scheduled for this Thursday (Sept. 7). The field day will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Steve Chapman’s farm in Lorenzo, Texas.

”People joke about our getting all of our annual rainfall from one storm and this sure feels like just what has happened,” says Matt Vaughn, D&PL regional sales manager. “This rain will be beneficial for our producers, adding to the soil profile for next year. It could also help the current cotton crop, too.

”It is easy to push our field day out a couple of weeks to be sure we can get to the field,” he adds. “Steve’s farm is a unique setup. He has several different production systems – dryland, drip irrigation and center pivots – and producers can see each variety under each management system. This is a great opportunity for producers to get their planning underway for the 2007 production year.”

The field day will be held at the “same time, same place, and different date” Vaughn says. Registration will begin at Chapman’s farm in Lorenzo at 9 a.m. with tours starting at 10 a.m. Individuals with questions should call D&PL’s Lubbock office at 806-740-1600.

Delta and Pine Land Company is a commercial breeder, producer and marketer of cotton planting seed, as well as soybean seed in the Cotton Belt. For almost 90 years, the company has used its extensive cotton plant breeding programs drawing from a diverse germplasm base to develop improved varieties. Delta and Pine Land (NYSE: DLP), headquartered in Scott, Miss., has offices in eight states and facilities in several foreign countries.

For more information, please refer to the company’s Web site at www.deltaandpine.com.