Red River Crops Conference set for Jan. 20, 21


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The Red River Crops Conference is a joint effort of Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension and Oklahoma Coopertive Extension services. The conference will specifically target crop production in north Texas rolling plains and Southwest Oklahoma.

Due to the breadth and interaction of agriculture production in these areas it was decided to have a two day conference focusing on cotton production and in-season and summer crops topics. The conference rotates between Altus Oklahoma and Childress Texas with the 2016 conference being held in Altus on January 20th and 21st at the Southwest Technology Center.

This year’s in-season and summer crop topics will include crop rotations and cover crops, grain and forage sorghums, forage crop topics, commodity marketing information, peanuts, and a wheat breeding update. The cotton day will feature topics covering marketing, herbicide management and technology, salinity management in irrigation systems, cotton genetics, and a producer panel. Speakers will come from Texas, Oklahoma, and from industry across the United States. There will be sponsor tables and industry tables present at the conference with current crop production information.

The conference registration fee is $25 and a registration information brochure may be picked up at the Jackson County OSU Extension Office located on the north side of the WOSC College Campus or at the Southwest Research and Extension Center located 2 miles south of Altus on highway 283. It may also be found on the Jackson County OSU Extension web-site at https://oces.okstate.edu/jackson, select the “Upcoming Meeting Fliers” on the left side menu and scroll down to the bottom of the flier list. This will be a very informative conference for agriculture producers in this area.

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