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Grain elevator workshop Feb. 4

The Texas High Plains Grain Elevator Workshop will be held Feb. 4 at the Ashmore Inn and Suites, 2301 Interstate 40 East, Exit 72-A, in Amarillo, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

The meeting is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo. A registration fee of $40 may be paid in advance or at the door. .

Early registration is requested by Jan. 29. Checks and a registration form should be mailed to Ronda Fisher, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, 6500 Amarillo Blvd. W., Amarillo, Texas 79106. Make checks payable to: Tri-State Chapter of GEAPS. .

For a registration form, go to: . .

Program topics and speakers include:

-- Historical overview of the “official grading system,” Cash Burris, Amarillo Grain Exchange, Amarillo. .

-- Fumigation, Jerry Heath, Industrial Fumigation Co., Olathe, Kan. .

-- Integrated pest management, Carol Jones, Oklahoma State University agricultural engineering, Stillwater, Okla. .

-- Weed control, Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed and herbicide specialist, Lubbock. .

-- Aeration basics, new and updated, Jones. .

-- Safety equipment for bin entrapment, Dub Johnson, RBH Mill and Elevator Supply, Kansas City, Mo. .

-- Laws and regulations, Levon Harman, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector-pesticide/regulatory, Amarillo. .

Continuing education units by Texas Department of Agriculture for commercial, non-commercial and private applicator licensees are pending at this time, Bynum said. .

This program is jointly sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Tri-State Chapter of Grain Elevator and Processing Society. For more information, contact Bynum, 806-677-5600, or Eric Kelley, president of the Tri-State Chapter, at 806-622-1639.

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