Caprock Canyon State Park, TX, panorama 9/16/18.
Caprock Pano Vertical Patrick Porter 2018
Caprock Canyon State Park 9/16/18, five image panorama. The clouds look strange because it took two minutes to take all five photos.
Caprock Canyon Panorama Pat Porter 2018 lg
Farm worker's hand on a tractor toolbar, Hale Center TX 2018.
Research scale cotton ginning, Lubbock Experiment Station 2018.
Counting insect pests in Corn, Hale Center TX, 2018.
Tractor maintenance, Lubbock Experiment Station 2018.
Wrench drawer in tractor shop, Lubbock Experiment Station 2018.
New Texas A&M potato variety named Harlequin, 2018.
Evaluating corn roots for damage by western corn rootworm beetle larvae, 2018.
Just finished planting my corn on the Experiment Station, 2018. The wireworms eventually destroyed the crop and it had to be replanted.
Planting a cotton seed treatment trial, 2018.
SV 2018 Pat Porter_PerfectlyClear
Loading the cone planter with seed packets, each in a very particular order.
Cone planting 2 2018 Pat Porter
Vacuuming out the seed boxes after planting a sorghum research trial, 2018.
Placing seed packets in the cone planter; not an easy job while moving down the field, 2018.
Nozzle box Pat Porter 2018_PerfectlyClear
Cotton modules in front of a gin in Ropesville, Texas
Ropesville gin PL
Cotton waiting to be hauled to the gin.
stinnet bales PL
Yet another wind turbine under construction in the Texas Panhandle.
Chemigation simulator for small plot research.
Ed chemigation simulator PLPat Porter 2017
Grain elevator and wind turbines near Lockney, Texas. There was a significant amount of haze from California wildfires.
Elevator near Lockney
Spray plane just finishing a run by the highway.
spray plane on road 2 PL
Grading potatoes for size.
K potato grading PL
Mixing chemicals for an insecticide trial.
Mix chemicals PL
The latest in high tech corn planters.
J plant corn PL
Getting the plot stakes in order before planting a cotton experiment.
Cotton seed bags tailgate PL
Directing the spider sprayer to the next sorghum plot.
JD Kerry spray
Double checking the plot map.
JD and K clipboard
Spider sprayer treating a 4-row sorghum plot for sugarcane aphid control. Muleshoe, Texas.
K spider sprayer PL
Corn breeder with colored sweet corn.
W colored corn PL
Planting a cotton seed treatment trial, 2017. Small plots mean that we can't use seed boxes, so all seed needs to be dropped by hand. This 16-row planter requires at least eight people to drop seeds.
Sorting out the cotton seeds in the seed treatment trial, 5/18/17. There is a lot to keep track of. The clip boards hold the plot plans, and the trick is making sure the right seed goes in the right plot.
The right seed in the right plot; it is way more difficult than it seems.
Planting a cotton seed treatment trial, 2017. We have to drop cotton seed in the funnel every six inches the tractor goes down the field, so gloves are not really an option because one can't feel the seeds.
Planting a cotton seed treatment trial, 2017. Small plots mean that we can't use seed boxes, so all seed needs to be dropped by hand. This 16-row planter requires at least eight people to drop seeds while the tractor is moving down the field.
Leaving the 500 acre field after putting out a research trial, 5/10/17. Rain the previous night made it impossible to use trucks, so ATVs were the only choice.
First spray trial of the 2017 season.
K Weed Spray 2 PL
Strawberries from the high tunnels at the Experiment Station, 2017.
Opening day of pheasant season in the Texas Panhandle, 2016. It was foggy, rainy and 34 degrees.
Opening day of pheasant season in the Texas Panhandle, 2016.; overcast and foggy. Aurora HDR software.
Opening day of pheasant season, 2016.
woman and dog 1
woman and dog 2