According to the association, TPPA's underlying mission is to provide education through conferences and communication for all involved in production agriculture in Texas. Since the late 1980s the group has attracted plant professionals from science, education and industry to form a unique forum to address longstanding and new obstacles to productive crop production development....More
One of the most important accomplishments for Texas cotton farmers over the past 25 years is the almost complete eradication of the boll weevil. A review of the Texas Plant Protection Conference agendas shows how the program has advanced from one of contention, legal action and a brief suspension to where it is today, with the weevil no longer an economic threat to cotton anywhere in the state except for the Lower Rio Grande Valley....More
One key to the success of the conference, organizers say, lies in the program, which includes abstracts of presentations for each of the 24 conferences. Reading through those abstracts offers a historical timeline of agricultural advancements over the past quarter century and also provides a list of Who’s Who in U.S. agriculture—or in some cases, who was who....More
Twenty five years is perhaps a miniscule point in history, but it’s an important milestone for an organization that continues to evaluate and respond to the needs of Texas agriculture.
The success of the annual Texas Plant Protection Conference can be attributed to its organization, a triangular approach, with leadership made up of industry, Texas A&M University Research and TAMU Extension personnel....More