West Plains Ag Conference slated for Dec. 11 in Levelland


Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Kerry Siders, 806-894-3150, k-siders@tamu.edu

LEVELLAND – This year’s West Plains Ag Conference, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Sundown Room of the Student Center at South Plains College, 1401 South College Ave., Levelland.

“We’ll again be looking at our area’s traditional crops of cotton and grain sorghum, but we’ll also have a substantial amount of information on alternative crops such as corn and vegetable production,” said Kerry Siders, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent in Hockley and Cochran counties. “The topics we’ve selected are those we get the most questions on, so I think this program will be time well spent for anyone farming on the South Plains.”

Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and three general – and five Texas Certified Crop Advisor continuing education units will be offered.

The program’s topics and speakers will include:

– Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Casey Summers, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide inspector, Lubbock.

– Sorghum and Corn Production, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

– Cotton Variety Trial Update, Dr. Mark Kelly, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

– Vegetable Production Opportunities, Dr. Russell Wallace, AgriLife Extension vegetable specialist, Lubbock.

– Managing Disease and Nematodes in Cotton, Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension pathologist, Lubbock.

Registration will be $35 at the door. The fee includes lunch.

For more information contact Siders at 806-894-3150 or k-siders@tamu.edu .

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