East Central Panhandle Ag Program to be held Jan. 22 in Pampa

The East Central Panhandle Ag Program will be Jan. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave. in Pampa.

The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The fee is $10. Speakers will begin at 10 a.m. The event is hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Carson, Gray and Roberts counties.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units—one integrated pest management and two general—will be offered.

Lunch will be provided by Capital Farm Credit. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Gray County at 806-669-8033 by Jan. 17.

Speakers and their topics will be:

Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, Fumonisin discussion, and hybrid characteristics for dryland, limited irrigation and heat tolerance in corn.

Blayne Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist in Hale County, Bt resistance in corn.

Qingwu Xue, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist in Amarillo, research information for drought tolerance, water timing, planting dates for low water use corn.

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist, ag leases for cropland and pasture.

Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist in Amarillo, crop profitability in 2018.

The program will conclude by 2:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Michael Wilkes at 806-868-3191 or [email protected]; Mike Jeffcoat, 806-669-8033, [email protected]; or Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, [email protected].