The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Randall County will conduct the annual Pre-Plant Producer Update Meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 30 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon.

“This program will help all of our producers get updated on new products and strategies going into the next planting season,” said J. D. Ragland, AgriLife Extension agricultural and natural resources agent for Randall County.

Cost is $10 per person and lunch will be served to those who preregister before 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 by calling 806-468-5543.

Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be provided—one general and one drift minimization—for pesticide applicators.

The program will include the following topics and speakers:

  • 2018 Wheat, Cotton and Corn Variety Updates and Trial Results Across the High Plains Region, Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.

  • Recap of 2018 Sorghum Production Season/Sugarcane Aphid Update-Studies and Results, Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.

  • 2018 Sugarcane Aphid Sorghum Tolerance Variety Trial Update from study conducted on the Harold Artho Farm at Dawn, Ragland.

  • Update on Dicamba Product Usage and Labeling for Cotton and Soybeans, Bell.

A separate Auxin Training is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. and will provide an additional CEU.

For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Randall County at 806-468-5543 or Ragland at

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