Four Texas Panhandle Crop Production Clinics set Jan. 8-11

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-683-2736, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – Four Texas Panhandle Crop Production Clinics will be presented Jan. 8-11 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, DuPont Pioneer and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.

The meetings will be free and include a meal. Each will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration. The programs begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Each will feature hour-long concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to pick four of the eight topics offered during the day.

The meeting locations are:

– Jan. 8, Rita Blanca Coliseum, 219 Farm-to-Market Road 281, Dalhart.

– Jan. 9, Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas.

– Jan. 10, Sherman County Barn, 501 S. Maple St., Stratford.

– Jan. 11, Hansford County Barn, 607 E. Ave. D., Spearman.

Each meeting also will offer four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and two general.

The topics and speakers will be:

– Managing Fumonisin and Corn Rootworms, Mickey Huddleston, Pioneer Hi-Bred field agronomist, Rolla, Kansas.

– Weed, Insect and Disease Management, Jodie Stockett, Dow/DuPont Crop Protection, Claude.

– Improving Efficiency in Corn Production, Dave Collins, Collins Agronomics, Gothenburg, Nebraska.

– 3-4-5 Program Update and District Update, Dr. Leon New, Kirk Welch, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, Dumas.

– Ag Financial Risk Management, Derrik Hobbs, Silveus Financial, Warsaw, Indiana.

– 2018 Market Outlook, Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension, Amarillo.

– Corn Rootworm Research Update, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.

– TDA Laws and Regulation Update; Dicamba Use, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agents Mike Bragg, Dallam and Hartley counties; Marcel Fischbacher, Moore County; and Andrew Sprague, Hansford County.

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