Texas: West Agricultural Chemicals Institute Conference, Lubbock, Sept. 9

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The annual meeting of the West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

This year represents the 63rd meeting of WTACI, an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, crop insurance, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers can be found here. Six TDA and Six CCA continuing education units will be available, and New Mexico Department of Agriculture-­‐approved CEUs are pending.

Pre-­‐registration is available online here. On-­‐line registration fees are $75 for conference attendees and $300 for a booth and must be completed or postmarked by August 31. On-­‐site registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the conference and will cost $95 for attendees and $325 for booth sponsors. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Opportunities also exist to contribute to the WTACI Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to students majoring in agricultural fields at many Texas universities.

Contact Ken Legé at 806-­‐773-­‐7310 or KELege@dow.com for questions about the program and CEU’s. If you have trouble or questions regarding registration contact David Pointer, 806-­‐746-­‐4021 or dlpointer@ag.tamu.edu.


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