Farmers and Texas agriculture industry representative still have time to register for the 25th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, Dec. 10 and 11 at the Brazos Center in Bryan.


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Conference organizers expect the conference to be one of the best in its 25-year history as speakers take a look at where the organization started, some of the key issues over the past quarter century and then focus on current challenges and future opportunities.

Bob Sasser, TPPA executive director, says the poster session may set a record for participation with 33 poster abstracts received.

“We also have 39 sponsor/exhibitors, and we thank them for their support. And we are still receiving conference registrations.”

The theme of this year’s conference is “A Vision for Texas Agriculture.” Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, will open the conference Dec. 10.

Other featured speakers the opening day of the conference are Dr. Craig Nessler, director of AgriLife Research, and Dr. Doug Steele, director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Representatives from various companies throughout the agriculture industry will also be featured speakers during the opening day.

Discussions will focus on historical and future uses of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, biotechnology, equipment and more throughout the two-day conference.

Registration is $85 through Nov. 15 and $100 afterward. To register and for more information about the conference, visit


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