East Central Panhandle Ag Program set Jan. 22 in Pampa

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Michael Wilkes, 806-868-3191, mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu
Mike Jeffcoat, 806-669-8033, mike.jeffcoat@ag.tamu.edu
Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, jody.bradford@ag.tamu.edu

PAMPA – The East Central Panhandle Ag Program will be Jan. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave. in Pampa.

The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $10. Speakers will begin at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Carson, Gray and Roberts counties.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one integrated pest management and two general – will be offered.

Lunch will be provided by Capital Farm Credit. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Gray County at 806-669-8033 by Jan. 17.

Speakers and their topics will be:

– Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo: Fumonisin discussion, and Hybrid characteristics for dryland, limited irrigation and heat tolerance in corn.

– Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Hale County:  Bt resistance in corn.

– Dr. Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist in Amarillo: Research information for drought tolerance, water timing, planting dates for low water use corn.

– Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist: Ag leases for cropland and pasture.

– Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo: Crop profitability in 2018.

The program will conclude by 2:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Michael Wilkes at 806-868-3191 or mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu; Mike Jeffcoat, 806-669-8033, mike.jeffcoat@ag.tamu.edu; or Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, jody.bradford@ag.tamu.edu.

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