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Plains Pest Management Series

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices of Hale and Swisher counties have a series of six scout training days scheduled from June through September. The hands-on training days will target specific field scouting subjects, agronomic stages, pests and pest management.

Topics include:

  • Lygus and other plant bug scouting in cotton
  • Calculating nodes above white flower, or NAWF, in cotton
  • Conducting whole plant inspections and calculating fruit loss on blooming cotton plants
  • Proper drop cloth use
  • Early bollworm and secondary cotton pest scouting
  • Herbicide damage ID in cotton/corn/sorghum/weeds
  • Calculating fruit loss on blooming cotton
  • Scouting corn for economic pests
  • Corn reproductive stages and spotting details to help in managing corn during pollination
  • Early aphid scouting in sorghum
  • Key beneficial ID

Each training is free for AgriLife Extension agents and specialists and $75 per training for the general public. Spots will be limited to five per date, so RSVP promptly by phone to 806-291-5267 or email to blayne.reed@ag.tamu.edu.

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July 8, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Hale and Swisher Counties Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Halfway Experiment Station
823 U.S. Highway 70
Plainview, Texas 79072
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