SONORA – The Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association’s Cinco Chapter will conduct the field tour “Empowering and Equipping Ranchers to Manage Rangelands” from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Sonora.
The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered-one and a half in the general category and one and a half in the integrated pest management category.
“This will be a very informative day for those now using prescribed fire to manage noxious plant species and for those considering it,” said Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, station superintendent.
“This is shaping up to be a very active burning season, so we’ve selected topics that will allow land managers to learn how to get the most from their fire efforts while maintaining a high level of safety and legal protection.”
Topics scheduled for the morning’s inside session will include:
– Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Association Insurance.
– Economics of Brush Management.
– Harvesting Deer for Herd Improvement.
– Texas Fire Law and Liability Concerns.
Afternoon field tour topics will include:
– Fire Line Preparation and Maintenance.
– Herbicide Treatment Following Fire and Mechanical Disturbance.
– Improving Nutrition Through Burning.
The field tour will be sponsored by AgriLife Research, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Concho Valley Resource Conservation and Development Area.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Taylor at 325-387-3168, email@example.com
Lunch is $10 and will be served on site.