2003 ANNUAL REPORT
IN COOPERATION WITH
LAMESA COTTON GROWERS
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE
TEXAS AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION
This report for AG-CARES marks the fourteenth year of a partnership between Lamesa Cotton Growers, the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, and Texas Cooperative Extension. Those working in the Agriculture Program of the Texas A&M System on the Southern High Plains continue to rely on this location as a premier site to develop, demonstrate, and deliver agricultural technology and information to producers in this area.
Profitable and sustainable farming systems for the area continues to receive the major emphasis at AG-CARES. AG-CARES allows us to leverage funds provided by producers groups, commodities, state agencies, and industries to meet and address agricultural needs of producers in the area. Major funding sources include Lamesa Cotton Growers, Texas State Support Committee for Cotton, Cotton Incorporated, Texas Peanut Producers Board, and several businesses in Lamesa. Our federal, state and county elected officials continue to provide strong support for the success of AG-CARES.
Long term results under the varied weather conditions experienced in the region continue to be compiled for your reference. Conservation tillage methods for wind protection are compared with conventional tillage programs. Water conservation remains a major focus of programs for all crops. Precision Agriculture (site specific farming) studies have been underway for six years. Our scientists, like their counterparts across the U.S., are finding that accurate and dependable information is very time consuming and expensive to collect. Results indicate that deep soil sampling (greater than 6 inches) may reduce nitrogen fertilizer inputs. We continue to look at the use of management zones to see if economic returns can be increased.
Strong leadership and direction for our programs are provided by Ronnie Thornton, Eddie Herm, and John Farris (Lamesa Cotton Growers), Dr. Randy Boman (TCE), and Drs. Wayne Keeling and Mike Schubert (TAES). Danny Carmichael serves as the site manager. We are indebted to all those mentioned above as well as the many staff members of the Lubbock Research and Extension Center and the Dawson County Extension Office who provided support at this site.
- Agricultural Research and Extension Personnel
- Lamesa Cotton Growers, Inc. Officers, Directors, Member Gins, and Contributions
- Cotton Variety Performance as Affected by Irrigation Levels at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX 2003
- Replicated Conventional and Transgenic Cotton Variety Demonstration Under LEPA Irrigation, AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Replicated Dryland Cotton Systems Variety Trial Demonstration, AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Results of the Dryland Regional Cotton Variety Test at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX 2003
- Results of the Nematode Variety Test at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX 2003
- Replicated Dryland Cotton Seeding Rate and Planting Pattern Demonstration, AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Dryland Roundup Ready Variety Trial at Lamesa, Texas, 2003
- Timing the Last Irrigation Using COTMAN in a LEPA Irrigation System at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Testing of Variable-rate Nitrogen and Variable-rate Water in Irrigated Cotton at AG-CARES, Lamesa, Texas, 2003
- Remote Sensing at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Cotton Yield Mapping at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Cotton Insect Pests and Natural Enemies in Conventional and Conservation Tillage Systems at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003
- Farm Enterprise Records AG -CARES, Lamesa, TX 2003
- Peanut Irrigation/Precision Agriculture Study at AG-CARES, Lamesa, Texas 2003
- Peanut Tolerance to Prowl and Sonalan Applied Preemergence and Incorporated by Irrigation at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX in 2003
- Cotton Recrop Tolerance to Strongarm and Cadre Applied Postemergence in Peanuts in 2002 at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX 2003
- Evaluation of Peanut Market-Types at AG-CARES, Lamesa, TX, 2003