The Texas Soybean Association will hold its 42nd Annual Business session at the Victoria Community Center (2905 E North St, Victoria TX) on Thursday, February 5, 2009 in conjunction with the 2009 Soybean Production Conference sponsored by Texas AgriLife Extension. All soybean producers are invited to attend this free event. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the program will start at 9:30 a.m. The program is scheduled to conclude at 2:30 p.m.

Speakers and topics include: Dr. Jim Heitholt, TAMU – Commerce, Screening for Stress Tolerance; James Grichar, Research Scientist, TX AgriLife Research, Beeville, Texas Gulf Coast Soybeam Variety/Planting Date Study; M.O. Way, Associate Professor and TX AgriLife Extension Entomologist, Beaumont, Current Insect Management Research; Tom Isakeit, Plant Pathologist, Texas AgriLife Extension, College Station, Soybean Aisian Rust Update/Fungicides for Plant Health; and Larry Falconer, Economist, TX AgriLife Extension, Corpus Christi, Soybean Market Update. Following lunch, a grower panel will discuss Maximizing Soybean Yield and Profit. Members of the panel will be Daniel Berglund, Wharton/Matagorda County; Howard Book, Victoria County; and Jess McCrory, Brazos County.

TDA CEU’s (1 IPM, 1 General) and CCA credits (.75 Pest management, 2.5 Crop management) will be available for producers and consultants.

The Texas Soybean Association Annual Business session will occur following the speakers and before lunch. Johnny Dodson, President, chairman, American Soybean Association, from Halls, Tennessee will present an update on ASA. Lunch will be provided by the Texas Soybean Board and our ag business sponsors who will showcase the latest in crop protection, equipment, and seed. Please contact the TSA office at 800-247-8691 or swsoy@aristotle.net for more information.