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Ag Tech Conference will focus on new technology

Ag Tech Conference
Angie Martin, Texas Corn Producers, chats with Ben Scholz at last year's Ag Technology Conference in Commerce, Texas.
Twentieth annual Ag Tech Conference in commerce, Texas, features new tech, 5 CEUs

Adapting to new technology will be a key topic at the 20th annual Ag Technology Conference, scheduled for Dec. 7 on the Texas A&M-Commerce campus at Commerce, Texas. The conference will be held in the Sam Rayburn Student Center.

Dr. Mark Matocha, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist, will discuss pesticide laws and regulations and how to be a good neighbor in the era of dicamba-tolerant crops. Dr. Mark Welch, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist, will discuss the economics of crop protection chemicals and programs.

The conference begins with registration and exhibit visitation at 8 a.m., and concludes following an industry panel at 4 p.m.

Other speakers and topics include Dr. Jake Mowrer, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialist, discussing nutrient and chemical integrated management for optimum crop performance and return, and Steve Thurman, Blue Norther Investments president and agri-consultant, who will discuss benefits of adjuvants to optimize range and pasture management.

An industry panel will provide updates on new pesticide technology.  Gary Schwarzlose (Bayer CropScience); Dr. Pete Eure (Syngenta Crop Protection); Dr. Ken Smith (FMC Agricultural Solutions; and Eric Castner (DuPont Crop Protection) will discuss products and new pesticide technology. Castner will also give a short discussion on Inzen Sorghum, new herbicide -tolerant sorghum hybrids. 

Private applicators, commercial applicators, non-commercial applicators, and certified crop advisors will receive 5 continuing education units (CEU’s). 

Registration fee until Nov. 30 is $40 per person, and lunch is included. The late registration fee will be $50. Make checks payable to CCRI and send it to: Ag Technology Conference, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce TX 75429-3011

A limited number of exhibitor spaces (35) will be available. For a $150 contribution, an organization will be recognized as a sponsor on the program, and will be entitled to an exhibit space and one meal. Time has been allotted during the conference for customers to visit exhibits. To reserve an exhibit space, please contact Amy Braley at 903-886-5363 or [email protected]

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Conference sponsors include Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M University-Commerce, the agribusiness industry, and Cereal Crops Research Incorporated.

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