30th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference
Agenda

 

Innovations in Texas Agriculture for a Profitable Ag Future

 

December 4, 2018

 

7:30 am – 5 pm
Conference Registration Desk Open

 

7:30 – 8:30 am
Table-top Displays Set-up

 

7:30 – 8:30 am
Posters Set Up

 

9:00 am – 12:00 noon
General Session #1
Moderator: Kranthi Mandadi, TPPA President

 

9:00 – 9:15 am
“Welcome & Conference Introduction”
Kranthi Mandadi, TPPA President

 

9:15 – 9:30 am
“Welcome”
Dr. Patrick Stover, Vice Chancellor and Dean, College of Agriculture, Texas A & M University

 

9:30 – 10:00 am
“Update on Texas Agricultural Legislative Issues”
Kyle Kacal, Texas State Representative

 

10:00 – 10:30 am
Break
View Displays & Posters

 

10:30 – 11:00 am
“Mega Trends in Agriculture”
Dr Jay Lehr, Science Director of The Heartland Institute

 

11:00 – 11:30 am
“Innovations in Ag Research and Development”
Mike Johnson, Head, Product Evaluation at Syngenta Crop Protection

 

11:30 – 12:00pm
““Agricultural Marketing in the Digital Age”
Loren Wernette, BASF

 

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)

 

1: 30 pm – 2:00 pm
General Session 2
Moderator: Mark Nemec, MJN Consulting Service

 

1:30 – 2:00 pm
“Unlocking Yield Potential by Translating Crop Microbiome Research into Healthier Soils and Biorational Products”
Betsy Pierson, Professor Plant Microbe Interactions, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University

 

 

2:00 – 2:30 pm
“Adapting Remote Sensing from Research to Ag Applications”
Juan Landivar, Resident Director, Texas A & M AgriLife Research & Extension, Corpus Christi, TX

 

 

2:30 – 3:00 pm
“Gene Drive Applications to Agriculture in Texas: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Values"
Zach Adelman, Associate Professor, Entomology Department, Texas A & M University

 

 

3:00 – 3:30pm
Break
Poster Review - View Displays

 

3:30 - 4:00 pm
Pest ID Contest
Chairman: Barron Rector, Texas AgriLife Extension Service

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm
General Session
New Technology & Chemistry
Section Chairman and Moderator: Pete Eure, Syngenta Crop Protection

 

 

4:00 – 4:15 pm

 

 

4:15 – 4:30 pm

 

 

4:30 – 4:45 pm

 

 

4:45 – 5:00 pm

 

 

5:00 – 5:15 pm

 

 

5:15 – 5:30 pm

 

 

 

December 5, 2018

 

7:30 am – 2 pm
Conference Registration Desk Open

 

Laws & Regulations
General Session
Moderator: Dale Scott, Texas Department of Agriculture

 

8:00 -9:00 am
TDA Laws & Regulations

 

9:00 –10:00 am
Concurrent Session
Cotton Session
Section Chairman and Moderator: David Kerns, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service

 

9:00 – 9:15 am

 

 

9:15 - 9:30 am

 

 

9:30 – 9:45 am

 

 

9:45 - 10:00 am

 

 

10:00 – 10:15 am
Fertility Management Session
Section Chairman and Moderator: Jimmy Schulz, SureGrow Ag Products

 

9:00 – 9:15 am

 

 

9:15 - 9:30 am

 

 

9:30 – 9:45 am

 

 

9:45 - 10:00 am

 

 

10:00 – 10:15 am

 

 

10:15 – 10:45 am
Break
Poster Review - View Displays

 

10:45 – 12:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Grain Session
Section Chairman and Moderator: Ronnie Schnell, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service

 

10:45 – 11:00 am

 

 

11:00 – 11:15 am

 

 

11:15 – 11:30 am

 

 

11:30 -11:45 am

 

 

11:45 – 12:00 noon
Horticulture / Turf
Section Chairman and Moderator: Tim Hartmann, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service

 

10:45 – 11:00 am

 

 

11:00 – 11:15 am

 

 

11:15 – 11:30 am

 

 

11:30 -11:45 am

 

 

11:45 – 12:00 noon

 

 

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon & Business Meeting
(Included in registration fee)
Moderator, TPPA President Kranthi Mandadi

 

1:30 – 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Section Chairmen and Moderators: Juan Enciso and Alex Thomasson, Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service

 

1:30 – 1:45 pm

 

 

1:45 – 2:00 pm

 

 

2:00 - 2:15 pm

 

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm

 

 

2:30 - 2:45 pm

 

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

 

 

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Pasture & Rangeland Session
Section Chairman and Moderator: Case Medlin, Bayer Crop Science

 

1:30 – 1:45 pm

 

 

1:45 – 2:00 pm

 

 

2:00 - 2:15 pm

 

 

2:15 – 2:30 pm

 

 

2:30 – 2:45 pm

 

 

2:45 – 3:00 pm

 

 

3:00 – 3:15 pm

 

 

3:15 pm Adjourn