A two-day pesticide training will be held in Uvalde on Feb. 9-10. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will start with onsite check-in at 7:45 a.m. each day at 1619 Garner Field Road. The events will conclude around 3 p.m. each day.
Participants must preregister here. There is a virtual and in-person option. Those attending in person must complete a COVID-19 Screening Form and bring it to the training. The one-day cost is $30 online or $40 in-person. The cost for both days is $50 online, $70 in person.
There are currently five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units available for Feb. 9, including three integrated pest management, one general and one laws and regulations.
The Feb. 10 units are still pending. Contact Noel Troxclair, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Uvalde County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-278-6661 for additional information.
On the agenda
The topics and speakers on Feb. 9 will be:
- Managing Livestock Depredation, Maureen Frank, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Uvalde.
- Re-establishing Native Flora, Megan Clayton, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Corpus Christi.
- Spring Pasture Establishment and Management Practices to Reduce Weed Competition, Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.
- Minimizing Environmental and Animal Risk to Pesticide Contamination Using Best Management Practices for Grazing Livestock, Joe Paschal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.
- Environmental Protection Agency’s and TDA’s Pesticide Label Review Process, Perry Cervantes, Texas Department of Agriculture coordinator for pesticide certification and compliance, Austin.
Topics and speakers for Feb. 10 will be:
- 2022 Cotton Variety Selection and Management Update, Ben McKnight, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, Bryan-College Station.
- IPM and Pest Avoidance in Sorghum, Corn and Cotton, David Kerns, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist and statewide integrated pest management coordinator, Bryan-College Station.
- Disease Management Update for Cotton, Corn and Grain Sorghum, Tom Isakeit, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Bryan-College Station.
- Updates: New Chemistries and Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Cotton and Grain Sorghum, Josh McGinty, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi.
- Modes of Action and Environmental Fate of Commonly Used Herbicides, Mark Matocha, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension agricultural and environmental safety specialist, Bryan-College Station.
- Things We Need to Know About Pesticides and Their Disposal, Troxclair.