Multi-county New Landowner Field Day set for May 17

Contact: Philip Shackelford, 979-865-2072,  p-shackelford@tamu.edu

BELLVILLE – The Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Multi-county New Landowner field day May 17 at the John Howard Farm, located at 5781 Old 36 Road between Bellville and Kenney.

The field day will include an overview of value-added hay production, information on irrigation to maximize production and the how-to’s of adding value to hay crops presented by host John Howard.

Dr. Tam Garland, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, will discuss poisonous and noxious weed control in pastures, and Dr. Sam Feagley, AgriLife Extension specialist will present information on soil fertility, interpretation of a soil analysis and fertilizers for growing forages. Demonstrations on conducting a forage analysis, soil test and controlling pasture pests will also be done during the course of the field day.

The field day will begin at 1:30 p.m. with registration at the farm. The program and field tour will follow.  Participants can register at the door on the day of the program for $20 per person.

Three continuing education units will be given to pesticide applicators, two general and one integrated pest management, and handouts will be provided.

For information, contact the AgriLife Extension office of Austin County at 979-865-2072, or email austin-tx@tamu.edu to sign up.

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