The South Plains Ag Conference and Trade Show is Jan. 22 at the First Baptist Church Activity Center a 219 West Main in Brownfield, Texas. (Please enter through the east doors).
Registration is 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. with the registration fee just $15 per person, which includes lunch and also continuing education units. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. with outstanding speakers.
Dr. Jason Woodward, Assistant Professor and Extension plant pathologist, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, who also is State Peanut Specialist for Texas, will address disease issues in both cotton and peanuts. He also will talk about irrigation timing, variety selection, and more.
Dr. Mark Kelley, Texas AgriLife Extension Service cotton agronomist, will discuss Cotton Variety Selection in Drought Conditions and Irrigation Timing.
Debbie Slocum of the Texas Department of Agriculture will give an update on laws and regulations.
Jason Coleman of the South Plains Underground Water Conservation District will give an update.
Mary Collier, County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Terry County, will discuss health and safety.
A noon lunch will include update reports from sponsors as well as the latest from commodity groups.
After lunch, Dr. Peter Dotray, professor and Extension Specialist weeds and herbicide, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will look at Weed Management Considerations with Glyphosate Resistant Careless Weed and Drought Conditions.
Dr. Jackie Smith, professor and AgriLife Extension economist, will give a 2013 Crop Marketing Update/Outlook/Budgets talk.
Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, will talk about grain sorghum production.
Those participating in the entire program also can earn continuing education units. Six continuing education units from the Texas Department of Agriculture will be provided to registered attendees.
Certified Crop Adviser Credits also will be obtainable (6 CEUs) for those attending.
For much more information, contact Chris Bishop, County Extension Agent-AG, by calling 806-637-4060.