High Plains Cotton Conference

The High Plains Cotton Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Feb. 1 at The Event Center, 622 E. D Ave., Spearman.

The free program will begin at 8 a.m. with registration, followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program will include:

  • Cotton Preseason Decisions, Dr. Murilo Maeda, AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, Lubbock, and Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo.
  • Cotton Marketing, Dr. John Robinson, AgriLife Extension economist-cotton marketing, College Station.
  • Resistant Weed Management, Dr. Peter Dotray, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, Lubbock.
  • Cover Crops and Soil Health, Dr. Katie Lewis, Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist, Lubbock.
  • Farm Bill Update, Dr. George Knapek, Texas A&M University agricultural economics professor, College Station.
  • Insect Issues, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
  • Disease and Nematode Management, Dr. Terry Wheeler, AgriLife Research plant pathologist, Lubbock.
  • Soil and Water Relationships, Dr. Dana Porter, AgriLife Extension irrigation specialist and program leader for engineering, Lubbock.

For more information, contact Kristy Slough, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Hutchinson County, at 806-878-4026 or slslough@ag.tamu.edu.