Texas: Randall County Igrowth Sorghum Meeting, Feb. 10

An opportunity to hear about the new igrowth sorghum technology system as well as cotton and drift management strategies will be offered Feb. 10 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County.

“Recent conversations with several Randall County producers indicate they are planning to convert traditional cotton acres to sorghum this upcoming growing season,” said J. D. Ragland, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent, Randall County. “The new igrowth technology is a part of the reason for the increased interest. They are very interested in learning more about this technology.”

The free meeting will be from 9-11:15 a.m., and attendance can be in person at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon, or virtually via the Zoom platform. The virtual platform will also allow others around and outside the region who are interested in this topic to participate from their own locations, Ragland said.

All participants must preregister by calling the AgriLife Extension office 806-468-5543 by noon Feb. 9.

There will be three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available – one each in the general, integrated pest management and drift minimization categories.

Topics and speakers

  • Complete Overview of the igrowth Sorghum Technology System-Chemistry and How It Works, Tanner Antonick, Avanta Seed Company.
  • Seed Availability and Bookings, Cody Meech, Simplot Grower Solutions crop consultant.
  • 2020 Texas A&M AgriLife Trial Results at Bushland, Kevin Heflin, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomy program specialist, Amarillo.
  • Cotton Thrips Control, Suhas Vyavhare, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension cotton entomologist, Lubbock.
  • Controlling Drift Minimization, Kyle Thompson, Texas Department of Agriculture, Lubbock.

The program is sponsored by First State Bank-Amarillo.

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