Southwest Texas crop event set Jan. 18 in Uvalde

Texas A&M AgriLife

Optional auxin training offered

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the 2023 Southwest Texas Crop Kick-off program on Jan. 18 for Frio, Medina, Uvalde and Zavala counties.

Dried, drought-stricken field crops in a field against a blue sky.
Irrigation management in water-limited conditions will be among the topics covered at the Jan. 18 Southwest Texas Crop Kick-off event. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

The program will be from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Southwest Texas Junior College Auditorium, 2401 Garner Field Road, Uvalde.

The cost is $15. Advance registration is required by Jan. 13 by calling 830-591-9046 or by visiting

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available for the program — one general and two integrated pest management. The auxin training will offer one additional unit in laws and regulations.

Contact Noel Troxclair Jr., Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Uvalde County, for more information at, 830-278-6661 or 830-279-4976.

Southwest Texas crop topics and speakers

  • Medina Electric Cooperative’s Irrigation Rate — Keith Calle, Medina Electric Cooperative chief engineering division officer, Castroville, and members of Medina Electric Cooperative team.
  • Irrigation Management for Crop Production in Water-Limited Conditions — Dana Porter, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural engineer-water management and associate department head, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Lubbock.
  • Strategies for Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds — Josh McGinty, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi.
  • Management of Mycotoxins in Peanut and Corn — Thomas Isakeit, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension plant pathologist in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Bryan-College Station.
  • Optional Auxin Training — McGinty.

Susan Himes is a writer and media relations specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She may be reached at

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