2005 TPPA Conference Information

November 30 - December 1, 2005
Hilton Inn & Conference Center
College Station, TX

The Texas Plant Protection Conference is the leading crop production conference in the southwest. The conference attendance continues to grow and over 300 are expected to attend in 2005. The 17-year-old educational conference is sponsored by the non-profit professional association; Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA). The Conference provides a great opportunity for anyone involved in crop production agriculture to learn the latest information on new products, new technology and new scientific advances. Papers will be presented by university and private researchers, extension specialists and by industry leaders. Conference attendees represent academia, extension, research, consultants, farmers and researchers and marketing personnel with agribusiness. This year's conference will include a special section on Precision Agriculture. The Texas Plant Protection Conference offers both TDA and CCA CEU's.

Message from Texas Plant Protection Association President:

On behalf of the Texas Plant Protection Association, I would like to invite you to attend the 17 th Annual Texas Plant Protection Conference. This year's conference theme is "Target: Agriculture", and will feature introductory comments Dr. Elsa Murano, Vice Chancellor of Texas A&M University, along with general session topics that include Agriculture Bio-terrorism, Future Technologies in Agriculture, Texas Transportation Corridor, and Farm Policies. The concurrent sessions will provide information on the latest research and trends on topics such as emerging technology and new chemistries, all major Texas crops, horticulture/turf, and pasture/rangeland. Additional general sessions will include a special section on Precision Agriculture, as well as TDA Laws and Regulations and a Poster session. Many of our sponsors will have displays that will offer additional information on their products and services for production agriculture. This is also a great opportunity to obtain CCA and TDA CEU hours.

Please join us in making the Texas Plant Protection Conference a success again in 2005. Thank you.


Dr. Douglas J. Jost
TPPA President

Registration Form [PDF]

Agenda [PDF]

Conference Sponsorship Form [PDF]

2005 Officers and Board

2005 Texas Plant Protection Conference Section Chairmen

General Session Chairman - Doug Jost

Program Chairman - James Grichar

Pest Identification Chairman - Barron Rector

Poster Chairman - Doug Pustejovsky

Future Technology & Chemistry - Brad Minton

Rice/Soybeans/Peanuts - James Grichar

Pasture & Rangeland - Larry Redmon

Laws & Regulations - Randy Rivera

Cotton #1 - Robert Lemon

Turf/Horticulture - Paul Nester

Cotton #2 - Doug Pustejovsky

Corn/Grain Sorghum/Wheat - Gaylon Morgan

Precision Ag - Mark Hussey

2005 TPPA Award Winners

Recognition for outstanding contribution and service to the Texas Plant Protection Association and to Texas Agriculture

Industry Award Brad Minton,
Syngenta Crop Protection 
Academic/Agency Paul Baumann,
Texas Cooperative Extension
Crop Consultant Sid Hopkins, Hopkins Ag Services
Mark Nemec,
MJN Consulting Service
Graduate Student Award Brad Hopkins,
Texas A&M University
Lifetime Achievement Award Charles Stichler,
Texas Cooperative Extension

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