The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Hale/Swisher Crops Conference will be held on Jan. 23 at the Ollie Liner Center, 2000 S. Columbia St. in Plainview.
The cost is $20, and lunch is included. RSVP to Audrey Gloyna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 806-291-5267 by Jan. 13.
Registration will start at 8 a.m., and the event will run until 4:30 p.m.
There will be Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered – one general, one drift and one laws and regulations. For certified crop advisers, there will be six continuing education units available – three crop management, two integrated pest management and one professional development.
Topics and speakers are as follows:
- Bacillus Thuringiensis, BT, and Row Crop Integrated Pest Management Update – Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension agent for integrated pest management, Hale and Swisher counties.
- Managing Grain Crop Inputs – Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
- Livestock and Crop Market Update – Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
- Hale County Noxious Weed – Michael Harrell, Hale County Noxious Weed Control, Plainview.
- Advancements in Weed Science – Peter Dotray, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.
- Cotton Variety and Other Cotton Advancements – Murilo Maeda, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, Lubbock.
- Making Effective Pesticide Applications – Andy Hart, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Hale County, and John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Swisher County.
- Auxin Training – Drew Dunlap, AgriLife Extension agronomy agent, Hale, Castro and Lamb counties.