Ag Tech conference features plant variety protection update

Northeast Texas wheat producers will get an update on how the Plant Variety Protection Act affects their operations during the annual Ag Technology Conference December 8 on the Texas A&M-Commerce Campus.

The annual conference, presented by Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas Cooperative Extension, and Cereal Crops Research Incorporated, gets underway with registration from 8: A.M. through 10: A.M. Educational sessions begin at 10.

Other topics include an overview of forages for the future by Joe Bouton, director of the forage improvement division, Noble Foundation.

Gaylon Morgan, Texas Extension small grains specialist, will address the Plant Variety Protection Act.

In an afternoon session Billy Higgenbotham, Texas Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist, will discuss managing feral hogs on farms and ranches in Northeast Texas.

Also scheduled is a session on selecting the proper spray tips for various farm and ranch applications. And Jim Swart, integrated pest management specialist, and Don Reid, professor of agronomy, will present findings in a cooperative research project, reviewing insecticide, fungicides and herbicides.

Participants may earn 5 continuing education credits, three general, one laws and regulations and one integrated pest management.

A bluegrass combo will perform during lunch. Early registration is $20 and on site registration will be $30.

For more information, please contact Jim Swart at 903-886-5363 or [email protected]

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