Cotton producers and agribusinesses are invited to attend a Cotton Production Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Birome Community Center in Birome, Texas. The production program will have the latest information on cotton for growers and industry leaders.
Company representatives will speak on their respective cotton varieties, latest technologies, and company updates at the community center.
Johnny Aten, zone manager for the NBBWEZ will update participants on progress in the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in his zone.
Dr. Gaylon Morgan, associate professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service statewide cotton specialist, College Station, also will speak. Morgan will discuss the many options in preparing cotton for harvest, chemical stalk destruction, in addition to potassium deficiency and some alternatives in weed control.
Dr. Tom Isakeit, professor and Extension plant pathologist, College Station, is scheduled to speak on flutriafol (Topguard) for cotton root rot control. For about 140 years, cotton root rot disease has been a major adversary to cotton producers in much of Texas. Topguard, in field demonstrations, clearly has shown promise for its control. Isakeit has done extensive research in cotton root rot management.
This production meeting is being sponsored by the Hill/McLennan County Integrated Pest Management Steering Committee and also the McLennan County Crops Committee.
The meal is being sponsored by: All-Tex, Americot, Bayer CropSciences, Crop Production Services, Helena, Monsanto, Phytogen, Wilbur-Ellis, and Winfield Solutions.
The Birome Community Center will be provided by hosts Gerry and Lisa Kasberg.
Jerry Gerik will cook some outstanding steaks and provide refreshments for the cotton meeting.
The registration fee for the cotton production meeting is just $10 which is payable at the door Aug. 9.
Attendees to the cotton production meeting can earn two continuing education units. One CEU will be in the general category and the other in integrated pest management.