Dallas County Pasture Management program set March 30

Feral hog damage around big round bales of hay

Feral hogs can do damage to a pasture overnight that will take weeks to repair, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts. (Texas AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham)

DALLAS – What do weeds, grasshoppers, armyworms and feral hogs have in common?

The answer is that all are pests that disrupt pasture production. And the control of all will be covered at the upcoming Dallas County Pasture Management program on March 30, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., according to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts conducting the program.

The program will offer five continuing education units to holders of Texas Department of Agriculture private applicators licenses, three in the general category, one in integrated pest management and one in laws and regulations, said Dr. Vanessa Corriher, AgriLife Extension forage specialist and one of the program speakers.

Held at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B-101, Dallas, advance registration by March 28 is $50 or $60 at the door on the day of the event. To register in advance, go to https://agrilifevents.tamu.edu and enter the keyword “pasture.” Registration will include a catered lunch.

Program topics and presenters will include: “Effective Weed Control with Weed Identification, Proper Timing and Herbicide Selection,” Corriher; “Save Money by Understanding Active Ingredients, Residual Control and Herbicide Cost,” Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef specialist ; “Grasshopper and Armyworm Control in Pastures and Hay Meadows,” Corriher; “Practical Suggestions to Get the Most Out of Your Spraying Equipment,” Banta; and “Feral Hog Control in Texas — What’s Legal and What’s Not,” Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist.

AgriLife Extension is an educational outreach agency of the Texas A&M University System.

For more information, contact Michelle Sensing at 903-834-6191 or amsensing@ag.tamu.edu .

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