Texas: Pesticide Management Workshop, Fort Stockton, Nov. 6

Pesticide sprayer being filled. Photo: Ohio State University

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Pesticide Management Workshop on Nov. 6 in Fort Stockton.

The event will start at 8 a.m. at the Pecos County Civic Center at 1674 Airport Drive. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and lunch is included. It will conclude at 2:30 p.m.

The cost is $40 at the door or $35 if paid by Oct. 28. There will be five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available for private applicator and non-commercial permit holders — two general, one integrated pest management, one drift, and one laws and regulations.

“This will be a detailed overview that will be helpful for all those who deal with pesticides,” said Raymond Quigg, AgriLife Extension agent for Upton County. “This is a great way to spend half a day learning the latest laws, techniques, testing methods and control options.”

Scheduled topics and speakers include:

  • Basic Weed Control Strategies for Crops and Landscape – Calvin Trostle, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock.
  • General Range Herbicides with Use of Drift Management Aids – Morgan Treadwell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension rangeland specialist, San Angelo.  
  • Laws and Regulations – Cory Pence, Texas Department of Agriculture regional training specialist, Austin. 
  • Soil and Water Testing for Landscapes – Trostle.
  • Maintenance In and Around Public Parks: Mowing, Spraying and Pruning – Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, San Angelo.   

For additional information, contact the AgriLife Extension office of Upton County at 432-693-2313. Checks may be made payable to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service account number 276100 and mailed to P.O. Box 7, Rankin, TX. 79778. Mail checks and call the office by Oct. 28 to RSVP to secure the $35 rate.

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