This year's High Plains Ag Conference set from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 will cover a wide range of timely agricultural topics at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 East Farm-to-Market 1294, Lubbock.
The conference will cover familiar agriculture but also tackle the possibilities of some new crops, as well as taking a look at timely agricultural issues. This will include a look at the latest situation regarding weed resistance to herbicide that has been reported in some parts of the High Plains region.
"This year's conference will address traditional crops for our area such as corn and grain sorghum, but we'll also be taking a look at strawberry production and pigweed control," says Robert Scott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent in Lubbock County. "The topics are timely and I think it will be a day wells-spent for those wanting to catch up on the latest developments in High Plains agriculture."
The program conducted by AgriLife Extension will offer five continuing education units from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The program's topics and speakers will include:
--Growing Strawberries on the High Plains Using High Tunnels, Dr. Russell Wallace, AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist, Lubbock
--Corn Production and Drought Tolerant Varieties, Jake Becker, Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant, Amarillo
--Corn Producers Board Association Update, David Gibson, Texas Corn Producers executive director, Lubbock.
--Sorghum And Wheat Production, Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
--AgriLife Program Updates, Robert Scott and Mark Brown, AgriLife Extension agents, Lubbock County.
--Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Debbie Slocum, Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide inspector.
--Pigweed Resistance and Lessons from 2012, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Research, Lubbock.
Individual preregistration is $35 by Dec. 3 or $45 thereafter. The fee includes lunch.
For much more information on the High Plains Ag Conference, and to preregister, you can contact Scott at 806-775-1680 or reach Scott by Email at email@example.com.