Calling all grass growers, hay producers, and livestock grazing managers! Pasture pests are a common concern as we get full swing into the growing season for pastures here in south central Texas. Economic impacts can be significant if insects that adversely impact forage growth and performance go unnoticed and left unmanaged. Join us Tuesday, May 29, 2018 beginning at 5:30pm at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility for dinner and an educational program to address pasture pest management and control.
Preregistration is $10 per person and is required by May 22, 2018 to ensure an accurate count for the meal. Registration at the event will be $20 per person so be sure to come by the Extension Office at 1305 E Blue Bell Road to preregister for the program. Registration will include the meal, refreshments, and program materials. Two continuing education units (1 General, 1 IPM) will be offered to all licensed applicators in attendance for the duration of the program. A special thank you to Washington County Farm Bureau for serving as a program sponsor for the evening.
Pesticide applicators – don’t forget to pull out those yellow cards and take a second glance at the expiration date! Renewal time for pesticide applicators often approaches quicker than we realize! Private pesticide applicators are required to have 15 Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) every 5 years to renew their Texas Department of Agriculture Issued Applicators License. Of the fifteen required hours two must be in Integrated Pest Management, two in Laws and Regulations, and the remaining can be in any combination of General, Integrated Pest Management, Laws and Regulations, or Drift.
For additional information and to RSVP for the Grass Growers Gathering Part II – Pasture Pests please call the Washington County Extension Office on or before May 225nd at (979) 277-6212 or visit us online at http://washington.agrilife.org/. Registration information can be found under the EVENTS tab on the home screen.