PAMPA – Ranchers and other landowners can attend a “Brush and Weed Management” program Aug. 17 at the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave. in Pampa.
The event is planned by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Gray County, said Brandon McGinty, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Gray County.
“With the continuing drought, weed and brush control are a must, but rainfall is needed to maintain decent controls,” McGinty said. “This program will assist producers with their brush and weed management decisions.”
The program is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. Those attending will be offered two Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator continuing education units – one general and one drift, he said.
On the program will be Jodie Stockett, Dow AgroSciences, Claude, discussing herbicides, and Will Hatler, AgriLife Extension ecosystem science and management program specialist in Stephenville, talking about setting up and use of equipment; treatment: hot, dry, moisture and timing; and determining needs – evaluation of a range site.
A $10 fee will be charged at the door for this program. Those planning to attend should RSVP by Aug. 14 to the AgriLife Extension office in Gray County at 806-669-8033.