Each year the farm crew for the Darrell Williams Research Farm at the Sunbelt Ag Expo works with university and company researchers and representatives to plan for the most efficient use of the land. They do so by performing experiments that will help to continue the advancement of agricultural products.
Currently, the research farm is extremely wet so not much is happening in the fields. Once the ground is dried out; however, the farm crew will begin spreading lime and fertilizer, planning to harvest corn, fertilizing the wheat, and turning land where peanuts will be this year. Around the middle of March, the crew will be getting all of the dirt intended for corn ready so it can be planted at the end of March.
This year the research farm will grow:
- Corn – 110 Acres
- Peanuts – 134 Acres
- Sorghum – 48 Acres
- Cotton – 159 Acres
- Sunflowers – 2 acres
Make plans to come to see firsthand what is happening at the research farm for its annual Field Day on July 20th. Our crew, as well as university and company researchers and representatives, will be showcasing their plots including variety trials, fertilizer, chemical, irrigation, and precision ag.