AgriLife Extension sets March 24 cotton conference in Coyanosa


Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541,

COYANOSA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a cotton conference on March 24 at the Coyanosa Community Center in Coyanosa.

David Disselhorst, AgriLife Extension agent in Pecos County, said the conference will cover an array of topics ranging from spray volume droplet size to water-use efficiency.

“I think we have a very strong program planned that should answer most production-related questions cotton producers in Far West Texas might have,” Disselhorst said.

Individual registration is $10. Lunch will be provided by Capital Farm Credit. RSVP by March 18 to the AgriLife Extension office in Pecos County, 432-336-2541.

Topics and speakers will include:

– Impact of Spray Volume and Droplet Size on Herbicide Performance, Dr. Josh McGinty, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi.

– Salinity and Root Rot Update, Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.

– Waters Of The U.S. and Legislative Update, Jay Bragg, associate director of commodity and regulatory activities for Texas Farm Bureau.  

– Impact of Low Rates of 2,4-D on Cotton Yield and Quality, Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension cotton agronomist, Lubbock.  

– Water-Use Efficiency: Latest Research Developments, Dr. Glen Ritchie, Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist, Lubbock.

For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Pecos County at 432-336-2541.


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