WtaciContact: Mary Jane Buerkle, Communications Advisor (806) 792-4904; maryjane@plainscotton.org

West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute Annual Conference Set for September 13

Pre-Registration Deadline is August 31

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute will host their annual conference on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, located at 1121 Canyon Lake Drive in Lubbock.

This year represents the 64th meeting of WTACI, an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources.

Topics to be discussed at the conference include pesticide application and laws and regulations, crop rotation and nutrient management strategies, weed resistance and insect resistance management, farm policy, unmanned aerial systems in agriculture, and much more. A detailed list of presentations and speakers is available at http://wtaci.tamu.edu.

A total of 6 CEUs for the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), and 6.5 CEUs for the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program will be available.

Pre-registration is available online at http://wtaci.tamu.edu/Registration.html. On-line registration fees are $75 for conference attendees and $300 for a booth and must be completed or postmarked by August 31. On-site registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the conference and will cost $95 for attendees and $325 for booth sponsors. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee.

Opportunities also exist to contribute to the WTACI Scholarship Fund, which has provided more than $60,000 in scholarships to students majoring in agricultural fields at many Texas universities.

Contact Ken Legé at 806-773-7310 or KELege@dow.com, or Shawn Wade at (806) 792-4904 or shawn@plainscotton.org for questions about the program and CEU’s. If you have trouble or questions regarding registration contact David Pointer, 806-746-4021 or dlpointer@ag.tamu.edu.

The West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute (WTACI) is an unincorporated organization of dealers, industry representatives, agricultural producers, scientists, educators, and agribusiness members who support education and research programs promoting safe and effective use of agricultural chemicals and protection and preservation of the area’s natural resources. For more information visit http://wtaci.tamu.edu.