The Texas Panhandle Scout School, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held April 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. West, Amarillo.
The training is open to anyone interested in learning about scouting and identifying insect pests of corn, grain sorghum and cotton, said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo.
Bynum said the school should be beneficial to crop consultants, farmers and their workers, and AgriLife Extension employees.
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and sessions will go from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. There is a $10 fee payable at the door.
Speakers, all with AgriLife Extension, in addition to Bynum will be Dr. Jourdan Bell, agronomist in Amarillo; Blayne Reed, integrated pest management agent for Hale, Swisher and Floyd counties; and Dr. Ron French, pathologist in Amarillo.
Topics will include agronomy, herbicide injury, diseases and both beneficial and pest insects in corn, cotton and sorghum.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two integrated pest management and one general – will be offered.
Those planning to attend should preregister by April 1 with Ronda Fisher at 806-677-5600 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.