Water is focus of TPPA Conference Dec. 10-11

Travis Miller, interim director for State Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will discuss the impact of drought on Texas agriculture in the TPPA conference opening general session.

Water will be the focus of the 26th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference, scheduled Dec. 10 and 11 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. Texas.

Travis Miller, interim director for State Operations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will discuss the impact of drought on Texas agriculture in the opening general session.

Texas State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon will discuss climate variability, and Carlos Rubinstein, chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, will provide an update on the water outlook for the state.

Other topics will include demonstrated water conservation, comparison of irrigation methods, ag industry innovations to help deal with climate change, and a Texas farmer’s perspective on dealing with water management.

Drought’s impact on wildlife, use of unmanned aerial vehicles in agriculture and precision agriculture decisions are also on the opening day agenda.

The agenda for Dec. 11 is still in development but will include updates, recommended practices and research reports on the state’s primary crops.

For more information on the annual TPPA conference, contact: Bob Sasser, Executive Director
Texas Plant Protection Association, P.O. Box 1897 Conroe, TX 77305-1897, or  call 936/537-7083 (phone), 936/539-9526 (fax).  TPPA e-mail is [email protected] and the web site is http://tppa.tamu.edu.

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