Five Crop Protection Clinics set for 2013
Five Crop Protection Clinics have been scheduled by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, DuPont and Oklahoma State University Extension.
The program will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and are scheduled Jan. 7 in Dumas, Jan. 8 in Dalhart, Jan. 9 in Panhandle, Jan. 10 in Spearman and Jan. 11 in Goodwell, Okla.
Topics and speakers for each day, along with the continuing education credits requested, are as follows:
--Canola Production: Agronomic and production issues on growing dryland and irrigated canola; Heath Sanders, oil seed agronomist for Producers Cooperative Oil Mill; one crop management.
--Resistant Weed Management: Weed identification, economic threshold levels and herbicide recommendations to help prevent occurrence of glyphosate-resistant weeds, as well as drift control and laws and regulations on pesticide labels; Jack Lyons, regional account manager for DuPont; one crop management, one hour drift control credit and one-half hour for laws and regulations.
--2013 Market Outlook: Marketing strategies and opportunities for wheat, feed grains, oil seeds and cotton. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist. Request one credit for crop management.
--Managing Declining Ground Water Resources for Irrigation: Groundwater district rules and regulations and the latest research in limited irrigated corn. Steve Walthour, general manager, North Plains Ground Water District, and Leon New, groundwater district irrigation consultant; one soil and water management, one-half hour for laws and regulations.
--Best Management Practices for Irrigated Corn: The latest concepts in reduced-tillage fertility planning and placement, Dave Collins, Collins Agronomics; one nutrient management.
--Spider Mite Control in Corn: Mite control research for the irrigated High Plains, Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist; one integrated pest management.
--New Equipment Concepts for Strip and No-Till: The newest planting and tillage equipment for strip, and planters and fertilizer application equipment for no-till; Barry Crowe and Kevin Williams, Crowe Precision Planting Service; one soil and water conservation.
--New Technology in Corn Hybrids and Bt Refuge Regulations: Grower update on the newest technology in corn hybrids and discussion of laws and regulations on Bt refuge requirements; Dr. Robert Bowling, Pioneer Hi-Bred agronomist; one integrated pest management and one-half hour of laws and regulations.
For more information on each meeting, contact the local AgriLife Extension office in the county hosting the meeting.