Texas: Northeast Panhandle Summer Crops Conference, Perryton, Feb. 9

Flowering sorghum. Image from Texas AgriLife Extension

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Summer Crops Conference on Feb. 9 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton.

The program will be in person, but also offered virtually for those who request access in advance. In-person registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $10.

“We want to make sure our producers continue to have access to experts who can help them get ready for the upcoming growing season,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Ochiltree County.

Topics and speakers

  • Mid- to Late-Season Wheat Management for Top Yields – Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
  • Management Considerations for High-Yielding Grain Sorghum – Rick Kochenower, S&W Seed product development lead, Lubbock.
  • Economic Efficiencies Related to Irrigation Management – Justin Benavidez, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.

Two general Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units will be offered.

For more information or to request to attend virtually, contact Strawn at 806-435-4501 or J.R. Sprague, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Lipscomb County, at 806-862-4601, at least a day in advance.




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