CORPUS CHRISTI — Agricultural producers in the Gulf Coast area will have the opportunity to update their credentials by attending the annual Fall Continuing Education Units Conference Oct. 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 10345 State Highway 44 in Corpus Christi.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the program begins at 8:30 a.m.
Topics for the conference will include integrated pest management in row crops; Brush Busters; sprayer technology: current and future; Top Guard applications techniques and Section 18 results summary; pasture insect management test results and pesticide laws and regulations, according to Bobby McCool, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in San Patricio County.
“Our Fall CEU Conference is an excellent opportunity for Coastal Bend producers to receive relevant and timely research-based information with regards to area crop production,” he said. “We’ve got an interesting and wide array of topics and speakers slated for this event.”
Six Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available for private pesticide applicators in general, laws and regulations and integrated pest management. Five Certified Crop Adviser pest management continuing education units will also be offered.
Cost is $20 and includes a catered lunch. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by noon Oct. 23 by calling 361-3646234.
The conference is sponsored by AgriLife Extension, San Patricio and Nueces counties and Capital Farm Credit.