Auxin training added to annual Red River Crops Conference set Jan. 17-18

The fifth annual Red River Crops Conference is set for Jan. 17 and 18 at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma.

“Planning for Success – Crop Production Information Designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains,” will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension.

The annual conference alternates between Oklahoma and Texas and addresses special agricultural production circumstances in the Red River region in both states, according to Emi Kimura, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Vernon.

This year in addition to the planned program, Kimura said, the EPA-mandated training for labeled dicamba herbicides for use in dicamba-tolerant cotton will follow the completion of the Cotton Day conference on Jan. 17.

No fees will be associated with this one-hour training, to be conducted from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and it will provide one Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units on laws and regulations.

There will be a $25 per person registration fee and preregistration is encouraged for the Red River Crops Conference. For a copy of the registration form, go to or contact any county Extension office in Texas or Oklahoma.

Registration forms should be mailed to Jackson County OSU Extension, 2801 N. Main, Suite A, Altus, Oklahoma, 73521.

Six CEUs for private pesticide applicators will be offered—one integrated pest management and two general Jan. 17, and three general Jan. 18. Other CEUs offered include 11.5 CEU’s for certified crop advisers and three for Oklahoma certified pesticide applicators in the ag plant section.

Both days will begin with registration from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 3:45 p.m. Cotton will be featured Jan.17 and in-season and summer crops will be featured Jan. 18.