TPPA poster session features innovative research Top posters earn cash prizes

TPPA poster session features innovative research. Top posters earn cash prizes.

TPPA conference features ag technology

TPPA Conference Dec. 6 and 7, Bryan, Texas Ag technology is theme for TPPA conference

Texas farmers, crop consultants and other ag industry representatives will learn how to take advantage of the latest technology during the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Associations’ conference, Dec. 6 and 7 at the Brazos, Center in Bryan, Texas.

Bob Avant, program director at Texas A&M AgriLife Research, leads off the opening general session with an Advanced technology overview. Ron Smith, Editor of Southwest Farm Press, and Kara Matheny, Texas AgriLife Extension, will explore “Apps for Agriculture,” looking at innovative ways farmers can stay connected wherever they are.

Alex Thomasson, Texas A&M, will cover the latest information on unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs—and the application to agriculture.  Bob Coulson and Todd Sink follow with a discussion on the Texas Crop Registry and a new “Flag the Technology App,” that will promote product stewardship.

Opening General Session will conclude with an update from Candler Goule, CEO, National

Wheat Growers on insights from Washington, especially on regulations and ag reform.

FULL AGENDA

Other speakers will discuss specific crop production and research topics including: new and minor crops, fertility management, grain production, cotton, pasture and rangeland/vegetation management, turf and horticulture, new technology and chemistry, and laws and regulations.

A general session is also scheduled for consultants.

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A pest identification contest tests participants’ knowledge of some common and some not so common weeds, diseases, and insects.

To see the complete agenda: Conference Agenda

A poster session offers updates on recent and ongoing research and best posters earn cash prizes.

Many of the firms and organizations involved in agriculture are conference sponsors and exhibitors. The display area will be a major focal point during the conference. Coffee Breaks and the Poster Session will also be in the Display area. Reserve your table-top display space on the enclosed registration form or online with your credit card: http://tppa.tamu.edu

REGISTRATION

Registration is available online or by mail. To register with a credit card.

For mail registration information: Mail-in registration form

Registration fees are:

Conference Registration (before 11/11) ...........................$85
Conference Registration (after 11/11) ..............................$100
Student Registration .........................................................$25
Farmer Registration ..........................................................$25
Exhibitor/Sponsor..............................................................$350   (includes 1 membership dues & conference registration

CEUS

Continuing education units are available as follows: Certified Crop Advisers (CCA), a maximum of 13.5 CCA CEUs; Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), 11.0 TDA CEUs are available

Several area hotels have blocks of rooms reserved for the conference.

Click here for information on hotels that have rooms blocked for the conference.

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