COLLEGE STATION – “Best Management Practices for Reducing Pesticide Runoff on Rangelands” will be the July 5 webinar topic for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s ecosystem science and management unit’s monthly webinar series.
The webinar will be presented by Brent Clayton, an AgriLife Extension program specialist in the department of biological and agricultural engineering. He will discuss ways to reduce the risk of pesticide runoff with proper application and water management.
“With fuel and chemical prices on the rise, following best management practices for applying pesticides can reduce the operating costs on a ranch in addition to reducing the risk of environmental contamination from storm-water runoff,” Clayton said.
There will also be a discussion on financial incentives for a landowner to implement best management practices on his or her property.
This one-hour webinar is part of a series offering Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units online, according to Brittany Grube, graduate assistant and webinar coordinator.
The webinar is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., Grube said. There is no charge to participants not seeking continuing education units. However, there is a $10 fee for those wanting the Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit. This program offers one continuing education unit – 0.5 in laws and regulations and 0.5 in drift minimization.