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West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference Set for September 11

Conference programs promote safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals, protection and preservation of natural resources

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

This year represents the 66th meeting of WTACI, an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area's natural resources.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include ag and regulatory policy, pesticide training and certification, pest management, chemical application, cotton quality and irrigation management, crop management challenges, weed control across Texas, and legal issues in herbicide and pesticide application. A detailed list of presentations and speakers is available at http://wtaci.tamu.edu/pdf/18program.pdf

A total of 6 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) CEUs and 6 Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) CEUS will be available.

On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the conference and will cost $95 for attendees and $325 for booth sponsors. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Opportunities also exist to contribute to the WTACI Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to students majoring in agricultural fields at many Texas universities.

Contact Shawn Wade at (806) 792-4904 or shawn@plainscotton.org for questions about the program and CEU's. If you have trouble or questions regarding registration contact David Pointer, 806-746-6101 or dlpointer@ag.tamu.edu.

Source: PCG Daily Digest

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