The Ag Technical Conference will be held on November 16th at the Wharton County Fairgrounds, Directors Room. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of this conference is to disseminate information and data relating to applied research efforts that were conducted by AgriLife Extension agents and specialists as well as AgriLife Research scientists in 2009. Additionally, we have invited Ag industry representatives to present information on new products that will be available or are in the pipeline for 2010-11. The agenda is below for your reference.

  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Update, Michael Hester, TBWEF Zone Manager
  • 9:15 Applied Research Projects in Row Crops, Dan Fromme, Texas AgriLife Extension Agronomist
  • 9:35 Insect Pest Research Projects, Roy Parker, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist
  • 9:50 Cotton Seeding Rate Research, Peter McGuill, County Extension Agent – Ag, Wharton County
  • 10:00 IPM Applied Research , Clyde Crumley, Extension Agent – IPM (Jackson, Matagorda, & Wharton)
  • 10:15 Break
  • 10:30 Soybean Research, James Grichar, Research Scientist – Texas AgriLife Research
  • 10:45 Cotton Variety Evaluations, Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension Cotton Specialist
  • 11:00 Chemistry “Pipeline” 2010, Bayer CropScience – Joe Martinez; BASF – Fred Moore/ Brian Vercellino; Dow AgroSciences - Vernon Langston; Monsanto – Atila Deak; DuPont - Eric Castner; Syngenta - Tony Driver
  • 12:00 Closing Remarks