In the midst of the worst drought in history, no one knew exactly how the strip trials would turn out.
But conditions did turn around quite a bit and now 5 months later, there's positive signs of growth at the Extension's wheat plot.
"They're all fairing very well right now," said Extension Agent, Robert Pritz.
These plots will give producers the opportunity to look at the different varieties of wheat that are available and see how they do under normal dry land practices.
With the conditions we faced this year, it will be a chance to see how the different wheat varieties faired, to make a decision on what wheat they want to use next year.
They won't know the specifics of how each variety faired until they harvest the crop in late May or early June. But it's the advantage looking forward to the future that will benefit producers.
"The biggest benefit producers can get out of using the best quality varieties that they can utilize on their production, is a bump in yield," Pritz explained.
For every bump in production that producers can get per acre, depending on what the prices of wheat are at that time, there might be at least 6 to 8 dollars more per acre.
The extension office will invite some of the states top egronomists during their field day, where producers can come out and see the wheat plots in person.
Pritz added, "This gives the opportunity for producers to come visit with our extension egronomists and give us an opportunity to visit with them one-on-one on what varieties may be best for them."
It will start at 8:30 in the morning on May 4th.
The Extension Office can be contacted at 325-672-6048 or online.
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