Four Texas Panhandle Crop Production Clinics will be presented Jan. 8-12 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, DuPont Pioneer and North Plains Groundwater Conservation District.
The meetings will be free and include a meal. Each will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration. The programs begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Each will feature hour-long concurrent sessions, allowing attendees to pick four of the eight topics offered during the day.
The meeting locations are:
- Jan. 8, Rita Blanca Coliseum, 219 Farm-to-Market Road 281, Dalhart.
- Jan. 10, Moore County Community Building, 1600 S. Maddox Ave., Dumas.
- Jan. 9, Sherman County Barn, 501 S. Maple St., Stratford.
- Jan. 11, Hansford County Barn, 607 E. Ave. D., Spearman.
Each meeting also will offer four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and two general.
The topics and speakers will be:
- Managing Fumonisin and Corn Rootworms, Mickey Huddleston, Pioneer Hi-Bred field agronomist, Rolla, Kansas.
- Weed, Insect and Disease Management, Jodie Stockett, Dow/DuPont Crop Protection, Claude.
- Improving Efficiency in Corn Production, Dave Collins, Collins Agronomics, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
- 3-4-5 Program Update and District Update, Dr. Leon New, Kirk Welch, North Plains Groundwater Conservation District, Dumas.
- Ag Financial Risk Management, Derrik Hobbs, Silveus Financial, Warsaw, Indiana.
- 2018 Market Outlook, Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension, Amarillo.
- Corn Rootworm Research Update, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
- TDA Laws and Regulation Update; Dicamba Use, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agents Mike Bragg, Dallam and Hartley counties; Marcel Fischbacher, Moore County; and Andrew Sprague, Hansford County.