Cotton modules in front of a gin in Ropesville, Texas
Ropesville gin PL
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.