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Friday, January 21, 2022

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference at Crescent – January 25, 2022


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 25, 2022.   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 4.5 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; Cover Crops - Dr. Jake Mowrer, Extension Soil Specialist; Herbicide Selection - Dr. Josh McGinty, Assistant Professor and Extension Agronomist;  2022 Texas Auxin Herbicide Training Dicamba and Enlist Technologies - Dr. Scott Nolte, Extension Weed Specialist;Timing of Fungicide Applications in Corn -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; and Fertilizer Market and Supply – Toby Hlavinka, American Plant Food.  


The annual Auxin training will be a one-hour training for 2022.  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 include 1 hours of Laws and Regulations CEUs.  


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.  Please call or email Stacey by January 21st just to let us know that you’ll be attending.


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.



Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Upcoming Meetings


We have several meetings coming up. The Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference are going on Wednesday and Thursday this week at the El Campo Civic Center. Next week, on January 25, we'll have the Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain & Cotton Conference at the Fairgrounds, and on February 10 Wharton county will host the TDA Pesticide Applicator Recertification Conference. For more information on our upcoming meetings, check out our Wharton county website or give us a call at the Wharton county AgriLife Extension office. Below are the flyers for each conference, and full size version of the flyers can be found in the links above.