- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Members of the Texas A&M; University Agronomy Club have planted a cornfield maze to challenge the public’s agility when it comes to crops.

The maze, not far from the Kyle Field football complex, opens the weekend of Oct. 10, according to The Eagle newspaper (https://bit.ly/1Wt8b40 ).

Aggie students, for two months, have cultivated and managed the corn maze as an autumn attraction. The school logo is at the center of the grid.

The maze is on a research plot owned by the A&M; Soil and Crop Sciences Department.

David Cottrell, the Agronomy Club president, says the maze has a mile of pathways. The senior agronomy major says the public is invited to check out the maze, take pictures and learn more about science.

“It will give people a feel of what it’s like going out in the field,” said Cottrell, whose field of study mostly concerns soil quality and properties, as well as how to improve the yield for farmers while conserving the environment.

“This will give us an opportunity to talk with the public about why we do what we do,” Cottrell said.

Seth Flowers, an agronomist with SSC Service Solutions, which handles grounds management and maintenance at the university, said his crew provided the club with a water cannon to irrigate the crops. Students handled the rest of the project on their own, Flowers said.

The attraction will be open Oct. 10-11, Oct. 18, Oct. 24-25, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person. Funds raised will be used to help support another maze next year.





Information from: The Eagle, https://www.theeagle.com

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