Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Tommy Yeater, 432-264-2236, Tommy.Yeater@ag.tamu.edu

STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St. Theresa St. in Stanton.

The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan and Upton counties.

“All of our cotton producers should plan on attending,” said Tommy Yeater, AgriLife Extension agent for Howard County. “This is an opportunity to get farm bill updates, meet our two new agronomists and get your auxin training for the year completed.”

The cost is $10 if registering by Feb. 25 or $20 at the door. To preregister, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Howard County at 432-264-2236.

On-site registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and the conference begins at 8 a.m. At the conclusion of the conference, there will be a complimentary lunch at noon. An auxin training session will follow.

Featured AgriLife Extension  speakers are economist Bill Thompson, San Angelo; state cotton specialist Dr. Gaylon Morgan, College Station; retired entomologist Dr. Charles Allen, San Angelo; and agronomists Dr. Reagan Noland, San Angelo, and Dr. Murilo Maeda, Lubbock.

Topics to be discussed include nutrient management for cotton, new technologies in cotton production and weed management, farm bill updates, integrated pest management updates and cotton variety trials.

There will be three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available for the conference and two CEUs in laws and regulations available for auxin training.

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