Several key meetings, conferences and tours are coming up across the Southwest. Mark your calendars to get the latest information on production, research and markets.
The Mingo Valley Research Station, 13711 South Mingo Road in Bixby, Okla., will host a field day Tuesday, Aug. 30. Topics include weed control in grain sorghum and soybeans; soybean diseases; variety trials for grape, blackberry, peach and apple; squash and watermelon; and an update on turf.
For more information, contact Butch Havener or Caleb Carroll at the Mingo Valley
Research Station Office: (918) 369-2441
The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute annual conference is set for September 13 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.
Topics include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, farm policy, unmanned aerial systems in agriculture, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers is available at http://wtaci.tamu.edu.
Pre-Registration Deadline is August 31.
A total of 6 CEUs for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and 6.5 CEUs for the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program will be available.
Caddo Research Station
A Peanut and Cotton Field Tour is scheduled Sept, 22 at the Caddo Research Station near Fort Cobb, Ala. The event begins at 4 p.m. with a peanut hull blasting and maturity assessment. Field tours include peanut and cotton research and demonstration plots, variety development plots, weed control discussions, updates on peanut disease control, and presentations on cotton cropping systems and varieties.
Dinner and sponsor updates will follow the field tours.
For more information contact John Damicone, professor and Extension specialist, Oklahoma State University, office: 405-744-9962, cell: 405-743-7968 or [email protected].
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Women in Wildlife
“Women in Wildlife Conservation – Resources to Set a Stewardship Path,” hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will take place Oct. 3-4 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg.
The conference, funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Trust, is an effort to reach women landowners interested in enhancing the wildlife component of their operations, said Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and associate head, Texas A&M soil and crop science department in College Station.