AgriLife Extension sets Weed and Brush Management Workshop for March 25 in Lampasas

 

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

Contact: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, rhlusty@ag.tamu.edu

 

LAMPASAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Lampasas County will conduct the Weed and Brush Management Workshop from 1-5 p.m. March 25 in the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building, 1793 North U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas.

“Noxious weed and brush encroachment onto native and tame pastures creates a constant headache for land managers,” said Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County.

“Fortunately, there are some new products available on the market now that are effective in slowing this woody onslaught, and in some cases they are even less expensive than previously used herbicides. Also, labels on herbicide products are always changing, so we’ll have DuPont and Dow AgroScienes company representatives on hand to provide those updates and answer questions related to their products. So our goal with this program is to introduce the various options available for specific pests and then to wrap-up the program with a look at how the different products have worked on a test basis.”

Individual registration is $15. Lusty asks those planning to attend to preregister by March 21 by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Lampasas County at 512-556-8271. More workshop information can also be obtained at that number.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, one laws and regulations, one general and one integrated pest management, will be available for those with a private applicators license.

The program topics to be presented by AgriLife Extension personnel and company representatives will include: Controlling Weeds with DuPont Products, David Stichler, DuPont representative from China Spring; Controlling Cedar, Mesquite and Prickly Pear, James Jackson AgriLife Extension range program specialist at Stephenville; Dow AgroSciences Product Updates, Haley Baumgardner, Dow AgroSciences representative at Leander, and Lampasas County Result Demonstration Reports, Lusty.

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