The 25th annual Texas Plant Protection Association conference will take a look back at changes, challenges and accomplishments over the past quarter century, but the annual event also features updates on modern agricultural practices as well as a look to the future.

The conference opens Dec. 10 with registration at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks from Dr. Mark Hussey, Vice Chancellor and Dean, Texas A&M University at 9.

Following will be in-depth observations on various agriculture topics “past, present and future.” Ray Smith, TPPA board chairman, will look back on 25 years of the conference. Other speakers will consider herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bio-technology, boll weevil eradication, equipment and precision agriculture to complete the morning session.

The afternoon program will include discussions of agricultural communications, agricultural Research and Extension and will conclude with a look at plant protection chemistry for the future.

 

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Day two offers updates on fertility and laws and regulations.

Break-out sessions will include the latest information on fruits and vegetables—including citrus greening disease—cotton, grain, and pasture and range management.

Barron Rector, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service, will offer his annual plant identification update and contest.

An awards program is scheduled following lunch on Dec. 11.

The event is held at the Brazos Center in College Station. For more information contact 

The 25th annual Texas Plant Protection Association conference will take a look back at changes, challenges and accomplishments over the past quarter century, but the annual event also features updates on modern agricultural practices as well as a look to the future.

The conference opens Dec. 10 with registration at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks from Dr. Mark Hussey, Vice Chancellor and Dean, Texas A&M University at 9.

Following will be in-depth observations on various agriculture topics “past, present and future.” Ray Smith, TPPA board chairman, will look back on 25 years of the conference. Other speakers will consider herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, bio-technology, boll weevil eradication, equipment and precision agriculture to complete the morning session.

The afternoon program will include discussions of agricultural communications, agricultural Research and Extension and will conclude with a look at plant protection chemistry for the future.

Day two offers updates on fertility and laws and regulations.

Break-out sessions will include the latest information on fruits and vegetables—including citrus greening disease—cotton, grain, and pasture and range management.

Barron Rector, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service, will offer his annual plant identification update and contest.

An awards program is scheduled following lunch on Dec. 11.

The event is held at the Brazos Center in College Station. For more information.

 

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