Range field day scheduled for May 17 in Taylor County


Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

ABILENE – Area ranchers can learn the latest news about pasture weed and brush control at a Texas AgriLife Extension Service range and pasture field day beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 17 in Abilene.

The field day will begin at the Taylor County Exposition Center’s Big Country Hall, 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Following a mesquite management educational session and introduction of the new herbicide Sendero, participants will board buses at 10 a.m. to tour the Antilley Ranch at Wingate.

The tour stops will include mesquite treated with Sendero, weed control and Brush Busters individual plant control treatments.

After the tour, the group will return to the Big Country Hall for a complimentary lunch, exhibits, more demonstrations and a presentation on pasture economics.

The program is sponsored by AgriLife Extension, Texas AgriLife Research, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative in Texas and Dow AgroSciences.

Texas Department of Agriculture and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units will be offered.

Advanced registration is recommended. To preregister, call the AgriLife Extension office in Taylor County at 325-672-6048 and ask for Tammie or Amy or go to: http://events.SignUp4.com/HeritageAntilleyRanch .

For directions see: http://taylorcountyexpocenter.com/abilene_maps.html .

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