Crops/weed management tour set for Sept. 8 near White Deer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contacts: Brandon McGinty,806-669-8033, b-mcginty@tamu.edu
Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, jmbradfo@ag.tamu.edu

WHITE DEER – A Crops/Weed Management Tour, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Carson and Gray counties, will be held Sept. 8, starting at the Carson County Gin west of White Deer.

The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and include a sponsored lunch by the Carson County Gin, said Brandon McGinty, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Gray County.

The cost is $10 per person, payable on arrival, but preregistration is needed by 5 p.m. Sept. 5 to the AgriLife Extension offices in Gray County, 806-669-8033, or Carson County, 806-537-3882.

Two general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be provided for pesticide applicators.

Speakers and topics will include:

- Insect Issues, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo.

- Crop Progress, Harvest Aids and Varieties, Dr. Mark Kelly, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Lubbock.

-Weed Management with Late Season Issues and Controls, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed and herbicide specialist in Lubbock.

McGinty said those attending also will be touring weed demonstration plots to look at different herbicides and effects on different types of weeds and will look at an irrigated cotton variety trial north of Pampa on the Davis Farms.

For more information, contact McGinty at 806-669-8033 or b-mcginty@tamu.edu , or Jody Bradford, AgriLife Extension agent for Carson County, at 806-537-3882 or jmbradfo@ag.tamu.edu.

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