Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference January 24

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference at Crescent – January 24, 2023

By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Wharton County


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, and Colorado Counties are happy to announce the Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference for Tuesday, January 24, 2023.   This year’s conference will be held in Crescent Hall at the Wharton County Fairgrounds at 6036 FM 961 Road Wharton, Texas 77488.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with our first speaker beginning at 8:30 a.m.  The conference will include a catered lunch meal will conclude at 1:45 p.m.  3 CEUs will be awarded to pesticide license holders with the Texas Department of Agriculture (2 IPM, 1 L&R); and 5.0 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for.  Thanks to ag industry sponsors, no registration fee will be charged.


The Feed Grain and Cotton conference will address the following topics: Bollworm Update – David Kerns, Texas IPM Coordinator; Boll Weevil Update – Michael Hester, Texas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation; Herbicide Selection; Rice Stinkbug Update – Dr. Dalton Ludwick, Extension Entomologist;  2022 Texas Auxin Herbicide Training Dicamba and Enlist Technologies – Dr. Scott Nolte, Extension Weed Specialist; Emerging Diseases in Grain and Cotton -Tom Isakeit, Extension Plant Pathologist; Cotton Market Update – John Robinson, Extension Cotton Marketing Specialist; RACE Trial Update/Current Cotton Research – Dr. Ben McKnight, Extension Cotton Specialist; Best Management Practices to Prevent Plastic Contamination in Cotton – Lauren Krogman, National Cotton Counciland Grain Market Update – Yuri Calil, Extension Ag Economist.  The annual Auxin training will be a one-hour training for 2023.  The Auxin training that is provided as part of the Feed Grain and Cotton Conference will fulfill the annual auxin training requirements for Dicamba and 2,4-D Choline products and will count as the 1 hour of Laws and Regulations CEU.


For more information or for a copy of the conference flyer, go to http://wharton.agrilife.org, or contact Stacey at the Wharton County Extension Office at (979) 532-3310, or stacey.shanks@ag.tamu.edu.  .  The Planning Committee is asking all attendees to RSVP by January 20th so that we can plan the meal accordingly.  Because of the increase in the cost of food and catering, we’ll need a better idea of how many plates to order. We’ve made the RSVP process simple. Attendees can call the Wharton County Extension Office to RSVP, click on a pdf file of the Feed Grain and Cotton Conference Flyer, or download the QR code from the flyer.


The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.

The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.  Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any Extension activity, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office for assistance 5 days prior to the activity.




Corrie P. Bowen

County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources

Wharton County



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