Texas: High Plains Ag Conference, Lubbock, Dec. 11

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

    “As is our custom with this event, the curriculum will cover an array of topics of interest to producers throughout our region and offer a number of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County.

    Individual preregistration, which includes lunch, is $35 by Dec. 9 and $45 thereafter and at the door, with no lunch guarantee. For more information, contact Scott at 806-775-1740 or rj-scott@tamu.edu.

    Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations and three general – will be offered.

    Topics and presenters will include:

    • New Technologies in Resistant Weed Management – new chemicals to be used for pigweed control. How and when to apply chemicals for best pigweed control, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.
    • Evaluation of Transgenic Cotton Varieties-discussion of new variety traits regarding bollworm resistance, Dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance, Dr. Mark Kelley, AgriLife Extension cotton program specialist, Lubbock.
    • Sugarcane Aphid Management-best management practices for sugarcane aphid control. What to spray, when to spray and how to determine the need to spray, Dr. Pat Porter, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Lubbock.
    • Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Steve Boston, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide inspector, Lubbock.
    • 2016 AgriLife Extension Program Updates for Lubbock County, Scott, Dr. Mark Brown, county agent, and Vikram Baliga, county horticulturist.
    • Industry Update, Angie Martin, Texas Corn Producers. industry relations, Lubbock.
    • Corn Sorghum Management, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.



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