Summer Agriculture Update Meeting set for July 22 in Haskell

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contact: Jason Westbrook, 940-864-2546,

HASKELL – A Summer Agriculture Update Meeting will be held on July 22 at the Haskell Expo Center, 200 South Ave. B in Haskell.

The meeting will be sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Haskell County, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont and Farm Credit Bank.

Registration is $10 and will begin at 8 a.m. The meeting will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. and include lunch, according to Jason Westbrook, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Haskell County.

The lineup of speakers and topics for the meeting will include:

– Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Lubbock, “Wheat Variety Update” and “Planting Dates and Timing for Top-Dressing N on Wheat.”

– Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist in San Angelo, “New World of Weeds.”

– Ralph Porter, Dow AgroSciences representative from Abilene, “Dow Weed and Herbicide Update.”

– Gerald Hobson, DuPont Crop Protection range and pasture specialist for Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, “DuPont Weed and Herbicide Update.”

– Stan Bevers, AgriLife Extension economist in Vernon, “Farm Bill Decision Tool and Market Update.”

– Texas Department of Agriculture presentation, “Drift Minimization.”

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general and one drift – will be offered. RSVPs are required by July 17 for meal planning purposes. Those who do not RSVP will not be guaranteed a lunch, Westbrook said.

For more information and to RSVP, contact the AgriLife Extension office for Haskell County at 940- 864-2658.




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