High Plains Ag Conference set Dec. 7 in Lubbock

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1740, rj-scott@tamu.edu

LUBBOCK – The annual High Plains Ag Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Dec. 7 and offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units.

The conference will be from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

“We try to bring the latest information to our region’s producers on a variety of crops and also allow those with a valid private pesticide applicators license to pick up some CEUs,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Lubbock County.

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

Individual preregistration, which includes lunch, is $35 by Dec. 5 and $45 at the door. For more information or to preregister, contact Scott at 806-775-1740 or rj-scott@tamu.edu.

Topics and presenters will include:

– Management of cotton bollworm/corn earworm and resistance to Bt, Dr. Pat Porter, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Lubbock.

– Weed resistance and management, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.

– Pesticide laws and regulations, Debbie Slocum, assistant regional director for TDA in Lubbock.

– Texas Corn Producers industry update, Angie Martin, industry relations, Lubbock.

– Corn herbicide trial results, Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

– Cover crops and nutrients: Challenges in a semi-arid region, Dr. Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist, Lubbock.

CEU certificates will be presented at 3 p.m.

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