Engagement - County Star-News


Engagement - County Star-News
County Star-News
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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Duncan, Adams plan August wedding
Layne and Dawn Adams of
Ralls, TX and Jason and Sonja Stewart of Lubbock, TX are
proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan
Kailene Adams to Hayden Curtis Duncan of Shamrock, TX,
son of Curt and Mindy Duncan
of Mobeetie, TX.
Adams graduated Idalou
High School in 2011. She is
currently working on her degree in Agricultural Media &
Communications and will be
graduating from West Texas
A&M University this summer.
Duncan graduated Fort Elliott High School in 2010. He
received his RFO certification
from Clarendon College in
Presently Hayden lives and
works on a ranch near Shamrock, TX.
Adams is the granddaughter
of Kenny and Barbara Adams
of Ralls, TX, Joe and Roxie
Hesser of Garland, TX, Dennis
and Lavonda Espe of Amarillo,
TX, Tony and Kay Stewart of
Mansfield, LA and James and
Karen Stewart of Mansfield,
She is the great-granddaughter of Ruth Caddell of Caprock,
TX, Patricia Hesser of Rambin,
LA, Geraldine Nickens of Austin, TX, Eugenia Manning of
Mansfield, LA and Betty Poole
of Amarillo, TX.
Duncan is the grandson of
Joe and Ginger Duncan of Pampa, TX, Bill and Patsy Caswell
of Pampa, TX and Keven and
Janet Romines of Pampa, TX.
He is the great-grandson of J.L.
and Vivian Romines of Pampa,
TX and Betty and Ralph Reid
of Pampa, TX.
A small wedding is planned
in Amarillo August the 14th.
The event will take place at
Destiny’s Garden.
Vegetable study targets
water savings in the
High Plains
Vegetable production is not
new in the Texas High Plains,
but it is being re-examined in a
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
study to see if it might offer
a water-savings alternative to
some cereal grain production.
“Everybody knows we are
generally water short in the
Texas High Plains and can no
longer meet 100 percent of all
crop water needs,” said Thomas
Marek, AgriLife Research senior
research engineer for irrigation
water conservation and management in Amarillo. “We grow a
tremendous amount of corn for
the cattle industry. And we know
from our regional water plan that
corn production is going to have
to be reduced in the future.”
Marek said production changes, preferably to higher valued
crops such as certain types of
vegetables, may be a partial solution to sustaining future profitability for Texas High Plains’
producers, particularly those
within the northwestern area facing water shortages.
“Water is the largest input factor in economically feasible crop
production, so numerous water
management strategies have been
proposed by the region’s water
planning committee, the Panhandle Water Planning Group,”
he said. “One of those strategies
being considered is that of crop
changes to reduce irrigation water use.
“While water use for vegetables may not be less per acre
than that of some currently produced cereal grains, less overall
regional acreage may be required
to potentially maintain or even
increase existing profit levels for
producers,” Marek said.
He conducted a relatively
small demonstration in 2014
with several categories of vegetables at the AgriLife Research
James Bush Farm north of Bushland. This study was supported
by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research
Service’s Ogallala Aquifer Program, AgriLife Research and the
USDA National Institute of Food
and Agriculture.
Marek said they grew the higher value runner-type vegetables
such as squash, zucchini, cucumbers, as well as peppers, onions,
melons, tomatoes, black-eyed
peas and okra.
“We have a pretty definite
range of what we are evaluating at this point,” he said. “The
potential has been promising to
All vegetables were grown
under a single irrigation level
targeted at a high evapotranspiration, known as ET, level. A
weather station, which is part of
the Texas High Plains Evapotranspiration Network, was located near the plots and was used
to compute daily reference ET to
know what the actual water demand was.
Plots were planted on May 29
and again on June 10. This was
later than desired, but scheduling
conflicts prevented earlier operations. Irrigation was applied
using surface-flow irrigation. As
the total plot area was relatively
small, Marek said irrigation efficiencies were very high, and the
total amount of irrigation applied
from planting to harvest was
17.46 inches. The in-season rainfall in 2014 was 12.61 inches.
Each vegetable was evaluated on a bedded, two-row, 20feet long plot size. Row spacing
was 30 inches. Vegetables were
hand-harvested on a two-tothree-day basis. Data regarding plant count, harvested fruit
number, total harvested weight
per picking and water use were
recorded for each harvest event.
Several things Marek said they
determined with the first round
of the study were: earlier planting would help increase yield
output per plant; and plant establishment with transplants needs
to be augmented by the use of
protective wind cylinders due to
early season high wind speeds in
“We had area folks driving by
the field who asked ‘what are all
those white things out there in
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