2009-11-05 / General Stories

Texas Plant Protection Conference

AG NEWS - Extension Office

The 21st Texas Plant Protection Conference will be held on December 2 and 3 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. This annual conference, hosted by the Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA), showcases the latest in agricultural technology and practices, plus provides insight and analysis to critical issues affecting the industry.

Farmer Day will be Dec. 2. There is not a charge for full-time farmers who pre-register before Nov. 20. Registration forms are available at on-line at http:// tppa.tamu.edu.

"We've assembled some prominent speakers who are experts in virtually every sector of agriculture," said Brad Minton, president of TPPA. "Farmers throughout the state will want to attend this conference since it serves as a good planning aid heading into the 2010 crop season and gives producers a first-hand look at some of the new cuttingedge technologies we may be seeing in the future."

The keynote speaker will be Bob Stallman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation. Other speakers and topics include: Dr. Mark Welch, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Grains Economist, Market Outlooks on Grain and Wheat; Mac Young, AgriLife Extension Agent-Corpus Christi, Economics of Field Storage of Corn in Plastic Bags; Ray Smith, Biological Research Services Inc., Using Aflaguard in Managing Aflatoxins in Corn.

Other topics to be presented include: weed management tools for corn and sorghum in Texas; new cotton trait technologies; and other scheduled presentations and discussions.

For registration information and a complete schedule with speakers and topics, visit http:// tppa.tamu.edu or call Keeton Ehrig, County Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, in Lee County. He can be reached at (979)542-2753 or visit the Lee County office at 310 S. Grimes Street in Giddings.

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