No-till Field Day near Alliance May 26

No-till Field Day near Alliance May 26

May 22, 2009

The Watson Brothers Farm will host a no-till field day this Tuesday, May 26, near Alliance, starting at 9 a.m. This will be the first of several no-till production meetings planned for the Panhandle this summer.

This tour will cover both dryland and irrigated no-till wheat production. This year's irrigated wheat was planted into edible bean stubble and dryland wheat was planted into peas, edible beans, millet, or spring wheat. Red clover was also broadcast into test strips in dryland and irrigated wheat. Other crops on the field day include dryland and irrigated corn and no-till sugar beets planted into corn and wheat stubble. Depending on the weather and planting conditions, there also may be a demonstration of planting edible bean into irrigated corn stalks.


The Watson Brothers Farm is at 1561 CR 61, northeast of Alliance.

Directions: Go 10 miles north of Alliance on Highway 385 to Berea, then 4 miles east of Berea on Jefferson Road, a paved road, to County Road 61, then half a mile north.