Texas: Online Cotton Conference, April 8

    Cotton field ready for harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson

    The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding an online early season cotton conference on April 8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon on the web conferencing platform Zoom. The cost is $10.

    Producers may click on this link to register, and payment may be made online via credit card. Once registration and payment are complete, participants will get a Zoom link to the online meeting. Participants who would prefer to pay by check can send it to Mitchell County Producers Board, 440 E. 2nd St., Colorado City, TX, 79512.

    There will be three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available — one general, one integrated pest management and one for drift minimization.

    “This event will provide our producers with some excellent, timely information on issues and decisions that are important to them right now,” said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, Amarillo.

    The topics and expert speakers are:

    • Overview of Cotton Weed Management in 2020 – Peter Dotray, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.
    • Pre-plant Considerations – Murilo Maeda, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, Lubbock.
    • Virus Management (FOV4) and Nematodes – Cecilia Monclova-Santana, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Lubbock.
    • Integrated Pest Management Panel – Brad Easterling, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Glasscock County; Kerry Siders, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Hockley and Cochran counties; Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management, Hale and Swisher counties; and Suhas Vyavhare, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Lubbock.

    “Due to concerns with COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing, AgriLife agents decided to provide educational programming via Zoom online delivery,” Nusser said. “We encourage cotton producers everywhere to participate in this unique and important online conference.”

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