Range and Pasture Workshop set for Dec. 3 in Eldorado

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Range and Pasture Workshop Dec. 3 in the Eldorado Civic Center.

The center is a mile south of Eldorado on U.S. Highway 277. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

“So far, this is shaping up to be a great winter from a moisture standpoint,” said Tait Cooper, AgriLife Extension agent in Schleicher County. “Many pastures have a lot of standing  forage, so prescribed fire may be a viable option for many landowners, and that option will be one we cover during this workshop. We’ll also look at herbicides, winter feeding and parasite control.”

Individual registration is $15 before Nov. 27, and $25 thereafter. The fee includes lunch.  For more information and to RSVP, call the AgriLife Extension office in Schleicher County at 325-853-2132.

The workshop is a collaborative effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Schleicher, Sutton, Edwards, Irion and Crockett counties.

Topics and speakers will include:

– Grain updates and winter feed cost outlook, Dr. David Drake, AgriLife Extension agronomist, San Angelo.

– Brush control and herbicide update, Dr. Bob Lyons, AgriLife Extension range specialist, Uvalde.

– Pesticide laws and regulations, Cory Pence, Texas Department of Agriculture, San Angelo.

– Patch burning applications, Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, superintendent of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora.

– Do-it-yourself fecal parasite sampling, Dr. Reid Redden, state sheep and goat specialist, San Angelo.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and one general will be offered.

Go to Texas A&M AgriLife for more.

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