The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the annual Farm and Ranch Management Symposium during the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show on Dec. 3 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo.

“A Focus on the Technologies and Advancements of Commodities in the Panhandle” will begin with registration at 1:15 p.m., followed by the program at 1:30 p.m.

Four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – two general, one integrated pest management and one drift minimization – and four certified crop advisor credits will be offered.

Registration is $10 at the door and checks should be made payable to Potter Ag Committee, according to Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

Topics and speakers will be:

– The newest information on cotton plant growth regulators, harvest aids, bole openers, other defoliants and desiccants, Dr. Mark Kelley, AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, Lubbock.

– Management strategies for control of herbicide resistant weeds in cotton, Blaine Reed, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent for Swisher County, Tulia.

– What is ALS-resistant grain sorghum and how could it affect production in the future?, Rick Kochenower, Oklahoma State University Extension agronomist, Goodwell, Oklahoma.

– New technologies in corn production and plant development, Paul Wayland with Wilbur Ellis Co., Dimmitt.

– Latest updates on Goss’s wilt in corn and sorghum ergot, Dr. Ron French, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo.

– Panel discussion of Panhandle producers: What makes your operation successful and sustainable? A focus on production practices, technology and advancements. Session moderator: Rick Auckerman, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Deaf Smith County, Hereford.

For more information, contact Carr at 806-373-0713 or rncarr@ag.tamu.edu.