2021 Western Rice Belt Production Conference

January 15, 2021

January 20, 2021 | Via Zoom

About this Event

This joint effort of our Western Rice Belt planning committee, The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, U.S. Rice Producers Association, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research offered growers and others the opportunity to hear presentations from the top Extension and Research scientists from Texas as well as respected individuals from the rice industry.

TimeAgenda Item
8:00 a.m.Welcome
8:15 a.m.Basics of Herbicide Resistance Development in Weeds
- Dr. Muthu Bagavathiannan
8:45 a.m.Break
9:00 a.m.Rice Varieties and Current Breeding Programs in Rice
- Mr. Galen Franz
9:30 a.m.Insect Management
- Dr. Mo Way
10:00 a.m.TDA Pesticide Laws & Regulations Update
- Melissa Barton
11:00 a.m.Cost of Rice Production
- Dr. Joe Outlaw
11:30 a.m.Rice Market Outlook
- Dr. Thomas Wynn
12:00 p.m.LUNCH BREAK
12:50 p.m.Recognize upcoming retirement of
Dr. Mo Way and Bob Little
1:00 p.m.Update on Conservation and Working Lands Programs
- Dennis Neumann
1:30 p.m.Rice Water Efficiency
- Dr. Michele Reba, Research Hydrologist
USDA Agricultural Research Service
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