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2019 CSRL Field Day
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Cropping Systems Research Lab (CSRL) Field Day
August 6 2019 - 8:15 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
USDA-ARS Research Farm, 3810 4th Street Lubbock, TX
[5 CCA Crop Management Continuing Education Units]

[2 Texas Dept. of Agriculture Continuing Education Units]

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8:15 – 8:45  Registration and Coffee



8:45 – 9:00  Introduction and Overview

• Introduction:Alejandro Rooney (CSRL Director)
• Field Day Overview: Paxton Payton

8:45 – 12:00  Field Tour

•  Integrated Systems Approach for Optimized Irrigation Scheduling for Cotton Production Environments (James Mahan, Paxton Payton).

  Preservation of Cotton Fiber Quality: In-season management and harvesting decisions (John Wanjura, James Mahan, Will Dodge, Andrew Young, Paxton Payton, Greg Holt).

  Photogrammetric Growth and Yield Analysis of Raingrown Cotton (Will Dodge, Andrew Young, Paxton Payton, James Mahan).

  An Integrated, Inter-Regional Approach to Breeding Multiple Market Classes of Peanut for Enhanced Productivity and Sustainability under Water Deficit (Naveen Puppala [New Mexico State Univ.], Mark Burow [Texas AgriLife Research], James Mahan, Paxton Payton).

  Development of Advanced Physiological and Molecular Markers for Stress Tolerance in Peanut (Mark Burow [Texas AgriLifeResearch], Naveen Puppala (New Mexico State Univ.), James Mahan, Paxton Payton)

  Screening for Slow Wilting Phenotypes in Peanut (Paxton Payton, James MahanTom Sinclair (North Carolina State Univ.])

  Phenotypic and Physiological Screening of Near Isolines of Multiseeded Sorghum (Gloria Burow, Zhanguo Xin, Chad Hayes, Yves Emendack, James MahanPaxton Payton).

 • Identification of New Sources of Thermal Tolerance in Sorghum (Chad Hayes,Yves Emendack).

 • Development of Superior Sorghum Inbred Lines through Marker-assisted Trait Pyramiding (Halee Hughes, Gloria Burow, Zhanguo Xin, Chad Hayes).

 • Physiological Characterization of Maize Core Lines for their Diversity in Heat Stress Responses (Junping Chen, Haydee Laza, Paxton Payton).

 • Introgression of Ethiopian Photoperiod Sensitive Germplasm with a U.S Adapted Breeding Line (Chad Hayes, Matt Nesbitt).

 • Identification of Genetic Components of Heat Tolerance in Maize and Sorghum (Junping Chen, Haydee Laza, Zhanguo Xin).


12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 Afternoon Presentations

• “The Current Legislative and Farm Bill Landscape” (Tom Sell, Combest, Sell and Associates).

• “Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit: Current Research and Technology Transfer Activities.” (Greg Holt, Cotton Processing and Production Research Unit).

• “Livestock Issues Research Unit: Pasture to Plate Food Safety”. (Rand Broadway, Livestock Issues Research Unit).

• “Research Activities of the Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Unit “ (Robert Lascano, Wind Erosion and Water Conservation Research Unit).