"We'll begin with an industry-sponsored dinner at 6:30 p.m. and follow with an update on the management needs for the upcoming wheat production season," said Gary Bomar, Extension agent for Taylor County and the meeting's coordinator. "We'll also offer three continuing education unit credits for participants with a Texas Department of Agriculture applicator's license."

Jason Johnson, Extension economist at San Angelo, will open the program with a wheat-pricing forecast for the coming season. Billy Warrick, San Angelo-based Extension agronomist, will follow with herbicide recommendations and findings from result demonstration work conducted on the Rolling Plains.

A relatively new pest to the area, the Hessian fly, will be the subject of a talk by Dr. Chris Sansone, Extension entomologist at San Angelo. He will also offer management suggestions on ways to cope with the insect.

Gaylon Morgan, Extension state small grain specialist at College Station, will discuss wheat varieties, fertility issues and research and demonstration plans scheduled with small grain on the Rolling Plains.

Persons planning to attend are asked to contact the Extension office in Taylor County at (325) 672-6048 by Aug. 8 for meal planning purposes.

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