Weed control options, new cotton varieties highlight BIG Conference cotton session

by Blair Fannin, Texas A&M AgriLife

A variety of weed control options will be discussed in-depth at the 2016 Blackland Income Growth Conference scheduled Jan. 5-6 at the Waco Convention Center.

Dr. Paul Baumann, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state weed specialist in College Station, will provide an overview of weed control options related to pigweed resistance, and 2,4-D-and Dicamba-tolerant cotton. He will also evaluate yield potential with 2,4-D and Dicamba drift damage.

The cotton session will also feature a cotton root rot update, plus discussions on new cotton varieties and other topics affecting the industry. Immediately following the session, the Blackland Cotton and Grain Association will have its meeting, according to session organizers. Topics to be discussed include an update on cottonseed classified as oilseed, and changes in 2,4-D regulations to allow use of new cottonseed technologies.

Registration for the main Blackland Income Growth Conference is $20 per person and includes lunch. Several sessions will award continuing education units. Producers can download the brochure at http://bit.ly/1WwKzd4 to see specific continuing education credit allocations, sessions and speakers.

Producers will also be able to take part in the Mid-Texas Farm and Ranch Show at the convention center. Vendors and agricultural equipment dealers will be on hand to showcase the latest in farm supplies and implements.

The keynote luncheon speaker Jan. 5 will be Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a diverse alliance that works to create opportunities across the agriculture supply chain for improvements in productivity, environmental quality and human well-being. He will present “Defining, Measuring and Advancing Sustainability in Agriculture.”

See more, including a video, in the original press release.

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