Texas A&M AgriLife Research

11/22/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/22/2023 08:44

Brush and forage conference set for Dec. 6 in Seguin

Brush and forage conference set for Dec. 6 in Seguin

Event features topics on insect pests and weed management

November 22, 2023

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a brush and forage conference on Dec. 6 in Seguin.

[Link]Participants will be able to learn how to manage external livestock parasites, weeds and insect pests during the Dec. 6 Brush and Forage Conference in Seguin. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

The conference will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in Guadalupe County, 210 East Live Oak St. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $40 and seating is limited to 60 attendees. The deadline to RSVP is Dec. 1. To RSVP, contact the office at 830-303-3889. Lunch will be provided.

A total of five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will also be available for commercial, non-commercial and private pesticide applicators. These units include three general units, one integrated pest management unit and one laws and regulations unit.

Workshop agenda and topics

The workshop will have the following topics and presenters:

  • Managing insects in the pasture - Dalton Ludwick, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist and assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, Corpus Christi.
  • External parasite management plan for livestock and the latest on fever ticks - Karl Harborth, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Animal Science, Corpus Christi.
  • Tips for a successful herbicide brush treatment - Megan Clayton, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist and professor in the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Uvalde.
  • Preparing for weeds in the pasture this spring - Josh McGinty, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Corpus Christi.
  • Picolinic acid chemistry, PAC, training - Clayton.

The picolinic acid chemistry training covers the application requirements needed for the use of Invora herbicide for brush and weed management on rangeland sites. Applicators must complete the training every two years before applying the herbicide.

For more information, contact Jeff Hanselka, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Gillespie County: [email protected] or 830-303-3889.

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