by Adam Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold an East Texas Pasture Management Program Feb. 17 in Overton.
The program begins with registration at 12:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053.
Cost is $25 per person if preregistered by Feb. 15 or $35 the day of the event. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu or call AgriLife Extension Conference Services at 979-845-2604.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing education units including one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and three general will be available.
“One advantage to this program is that it provides five CEUs for a half-day course,” said Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist in Overton. “And there is some pertinent information regarding pesticide use, especially for pastures and hay production.”
Topics and speakers include:
– Does storage of pesticides impact efficacy? and How to properly dispose of empty containers and old pesticides – Dr. Mark Matocha, AgriLife Extension agriculture and environmental safety specialist, College Station.
– Adjuvants for pesticide use – Matocha.
– Using herbicides under trees: Is it possible? – Dr. Chad Cummings, Dow AgroSciences field research scientist.
– Effective weed control with weed identification, proper timing and herbicide selection – Corriher-Olson.
– Save money by understanding active ingredients, residual control and herbicide cost – Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton.
A compact disc with herbicide price comparison information updated for 2017 will be provided to help attendees make more economical choices when it comes to selecting herbicides, Corriher-Olson said.