AgriLife Extension sets High Plains Ag Conference Dec. 8 in Lubbock


Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,

Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1740,

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual High Plains Ag Conference from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

“This program allows our region’s producers to catch up on the latest in the region’s crop news while earning five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for those with a valid private pesticide applicators license,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agent in Lubbock County.

The Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units offered will be two integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and two general.

Individual preregistration, which includes lunch, is $35 by Dec. 7 and $45 thereafter with no lunch guaranteed. For more information, contact Scott at 806-775-1740 or

Topics and presenters will include:

– Sorghum, Wheat and Nitrogen Update, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.

– Cotton Production Considerations: Review of 2017 and Preview of 2018, Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, Lubbock.

– Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Steve Boston, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide inspector, Lubbock.

– Lunchtime 2018 Updates: Dr. Katelyn Kowles, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Lubbock, and Scott; and Angie Martin, Texas Corn Producers industry relations, Lubbock.

– Corn Herbicide Trial Results, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

– Nematode and Disease Management on the South Plains, Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and state peanut specialist, Lubbock.


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