PAMPA â€“ Fresh on the heels of the recent wheat harvest, producers can learn about management techniques that could help improve the quality and yield of their next crop, according to Brandon McGinty, Texas AgriLife Extension Service agent in Gray County.
AgriLife Extension agents in Carson, Gray and Roberts counties will host a Wheat Crop Planning Conference on July 27. The meeting will run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave., in Pampa.
A noon lunch will be sponsored by the Texas Wheat Producers Board. Registration for the event is free, but producers are asked to RSVP on or before July 23 so lunch preparations can be made.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units â€“ two general, one integrated pest management â€“ will be offered to private pesticide applicators.
Program topics and speakers will include:
— Variety selections, Dr. Jackie Rudd, Texas AgriLife Research wheat breeder, Amarillo.
— Texas Wheat Producers Board update, Kody Bessent, Texas Wheat Producers executive assistant, Amarillo.
— Issues of planting, i.e. seeding rates, soil fertility, Dr. Brent Bean, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
— Weed control and management, Bean.
— Disease control and management, Dr. Ron French, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo.
— Irrigation management, Nich Kenny, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist, Amarillo.
— Insect control and management, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
— Marketing and price protection, Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist, Amarillo.
For more information, contact McGinty at 806-669-8033, firstname.lastname@example.org; Brandon Dukes, 806-868-3191, email@example.com, in Roberts County; or Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, firstname.lastname@example.org in Carson County.