May 16, 2023
Lower Rio Grande Valley growers, scouts, new scouts, consultants, and anyone wanting to learn about cotton and grain in the LRGV will have an opportunity to upgrade their skills at the Cotton and Grain Scouting School May 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service headquarters, 2401 E. Business 83, Weslaco, Texas.
Registration begins at 10 AM and the meeting concludes at 2 PM. The first speaker is scheduled at 10:30, followed by lunch.
Speakers and topics include, “Plant Diagnostics 101: Recognizing and Making Sense of Plant Health Problems,” presented by Olufemi Alabi, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Weslaco.
Danielle Sekula, Extension IPM agent, will discuss “Pests and Predators in Cotton” and also “Pests and Predators in Grain and Other Crops Grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.”
Lunch is free and door prizes will be awarded.
“All of this is made possible by generous Pest Cast sponsors and Cotton Incorporated,” Sekula says. “This will be good for all growers, new as well as experienced scouts, consultants, and others wanting to learn about LRGV crops.”
Participants may receive two IPM CEUs and one General CEU.
For more information call the Hidalgo County Extension Service office at 956-383-1026. To register click on this link: https://bit.ly/3VjMZTm
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