Texas: Field Crop Symposium, Corpus Christi, Jan. 7

Blooming cotton field next to to corn with maturing ears. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nueces and San Patricio counties will hold a Field Crop Symposium on Jan. 7 in Corpus Christi.

The symposium will take place from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 10345 Texas Highway 44. An optional Auxin Training Workshop will be offered from 3-5 p.m. at the same location.

There is a registration fee of $25 per person before Dec. 31 and $40 after. The program cost includes a catered lunch. An RSVP is required here or by calling the AgriLife Extension office for Nueces County at 361-767-5223. 

“This will be an excellent opportunity for row-crop producers to get information on what did and didn’t work in 2019 and learn about plant diseases and pests and how to manage them,” said Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Nueces County. “There is also an optional auxin training for those who are interested in this and want to participate.”

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the program to begin at 8:35 a.m. Presentations, presenters and Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered include:

  • Grower Lessons from 2019 Research Trials and Observations, Joshua McGinty, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi. One general CEU.
  • Effectiveness of Traited Crops and Biocides in Pest Control, Stephen Biles, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Port Lavaca. One integrated pest management CEU.
  • Cotton Leaf Roll Virus, Thomas Isakeit, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist, College Station. One general CEU.
  • Field to Market, McGinty.
  • Wrapping Up Cotton Plastic Contamination, Jeff Nunley, executive director, South Texas Cotton and Grain Growers Association, Victoria.   
  • A Walk Through a TDA Inspection, Andrew Butler, TDA pesticide inspector. One laws and regulations CEU.

The regular program will conclude at approximately 2:30 p.m. with the issuance of CEU certificates.

Following the program, the optional Auxin Training Workshop will offer one additional TDA continuing education unit in laws and regulations. This workshop will fulfill the current training requirements for dicamba and 2,4-D choline products.

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