AMARILLO - Area producers and crop advisors have an opportunity to earn continuing education credits at four Crop Protection Clinics this month.
Attendees will have eight concurrent one-hour sessions to choose from at each clinic.
The clinics are sponsored by Texas Cooperative Extension, Pioneer Hi-Bred International and DuPont.
Clinics, each scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be held:
• Jan. 9, Rita Blanca Coliseum in Dalhart;
• Jan. 10, Moore County Community Building in Dumas;
• Jan. 12, Hansford County Barn in Spearman; and
• Jan. 13, Carson County Ag Building in Panhandle.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has approved five continuing education units for each meeting. Certified crop advisor continuing education units also will be available.
– Major diseases and insects for corn, as well as refuge requirements for Bt rootworm corn;
– Weed management in strip-till, as well as drift control and tank contamination issues;
– Alternative crops such as canola and cowpeas, and possible pest concerns;
– Crop irrigation and efficiency, regulations for chemigation;
– Reduced tillage for moisture and soil conservation;
– Grain sorghum production for both dryland and irrigated grain sorghum, including fertility management and fertilizer economics;
– Insect control strategies for irrigated cotton; and
– Sunflowers, including fertility management and economics.
For more information, contact the local county Extension office.