Texas AgriLife Extension Agricultural Pesticide
Waste Collection – October 21st
From Texas AgriLife Extension Service
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, along with
the Texas Department of Agriculture, will be holding an
agricultural pesticide waste collection drop-off event on
Wednesday, October 21, 2020. This event will run from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Plains Fairgrounds (105 E.
Broadway, Lubbock, Texas 79403).
“If you have unwanted, surplus agricultural pesticides this
is an opportunity to safely and properly dispose of them,” said
Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension Regional Program Leader,
Amarillo / Lubbock. “We’re glad to be able to offer this service
to producers in our local community and surrounding regions.”
This is a drive-up service and those dropping off will
remain inside their vehicle. Pesticides need to be in their
original containers, even if the label is not present. Unknown
pesticides will be tested onsite.
Items that will accepts include outdated, discontinued or
unwanted pesticides; insecticides; herbicides; fungicides;
rodenticides; nematicides; growth regulators; empty, triple-
rinsed plastic pesticide containers; and empty or partial metal
Unacceptable items include explosive ordinances and
ammunition; petroleum-based products; paints; medical wastes;
radioactive substances; household pesticides, chemicals and
waste; tires; fertilizers; propane or butane cylinders; chlorinated
hydrocarbons; fumigant canisters; used motor oil and other
automobile fluids; auto batteries; empty totes; methyl-bromide
cylinders; and dioxins.
Virtual Format Set for 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences
From The National Cotton Council
The National Cotton Council announced recently they
will conduct the 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC)
virtually on January 5-7 due to continued concerns regarding
The BWCC, coordinated by the National Cotton Council
(NCC), annually brings together university and USDA
researchers, regulatory agencies, extension personnel/agents,
consultants, and industry sales/support personnel to exchange
information about new products and production/processing
systems that can be tailored to individual farming operations
for maximum efficiency.
Those planning to participate in the 2021 live-stream
event must register at the BWCC’s website,
www.cotton.org/beltwide/, which will continue to be updated
as program information becomes available.
Registration will continue after the virtual 2021 BWCC
concludes to permit registered participants access to the
event’s on-demand content.
Registration costs for the 2021 BWCC have been reduced
due to the virtual format: $180 for NCC/Cotton Foundation
members, university and USDA researchers, extension
personnel, associations and consultants; $500 for non-U.S.
research, extension, associations, and consultants; $350 for
non-NCC/Foundation members; and $75 for students.
The 2021 BWCC will begin at 8 a.m. on January 5 with
the half-day Cotton Consultants Conference (open to all
attendees). Among topics planned for this session are a
National Weather Service discussion of prediction
models/long range forecasting, as well as university cotton
physiologists describing weather models’ influence on cotton
physiology decisions including growth regulator use and leaf
shed practices. EPA officials will review the availability
status of dicamba and other plant protection chemistries, and a
panel will discuss Bt resistance management and EPA’s new
proposed requirements. Participants also will get an update on
cotton leafroll dwarf virus and product updates from various
The eleven BWCC cotton technical conferences, which
now includes the Cotton Sustainability Conference, will
provide updates on research, and current and emerging
technology. Those sessions will meet concurrently beginning
on the afternoon of January 5 and conclude by 5 p.m. on