PECOS – The 2011 Trans-Pecos Crop Production Conference, conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. July 22 at the AgriLife Experiment Station at Pecos, located eight miles west of Pecos off I-20 at Exit 33.
“This program will focus on alfalfa and forage production for the Trans-Pecos area,” said Logan Lair, AgriLife Extension agent in Reeves County. “Topics will include Round-Up Ready alfalfa, soil salinity management, insecticides, management of alfalfa stands during drought and understanding forecasted weather patterns.”
Speakers will include Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist at San Angelo, Dr. Gary Bryant, AgriLife water management specialist, Dr. Mark Muegge, AgriLife entomologist from Fort Stockton, and Greg Morgan, chief meteorologist at CBS 7 News in Odessa.
“This program will be a great opportunity for farmers wanting to increase their knowledge and revenue by adapting new technology that’s proven itself under our harsh growing conditions,” Lair said.
Individual registration is $15 payable at the door. The fee covers a catered barbecue lunch. The public is invited to attend.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available to private licence holders. For more information, contact Lair at 432-448-2681.