Managing prickly pear to be topic of Feb. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608,
Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201,
James Jackson, 254-968-4144,

COLLEGE STATION – Prickly pear management will be the topic of a Feb. 4 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.

The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi.

This month’s presenter is James Jackson, AgriLife Extension program specialist in Stephenville.

“This webinar will cover information on the biology and management of prickly pear in Texas,” Jackson said. “An in-depth focus will be given to the benefits of the plant to livestock and wildlife as well as the problems the plant causes for many Texas landowners. The webinar will also present information on different control methods for prickly pear.”

Participants seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units must pay a $10 fee on the website. For all others, there is no fee, Flores said. Licensed agricultural private pesticide applicators can earn one integrated pest management unit from this webinar.

This webinar and others in the series can be accessed at For more information on the webinars, contact Flores at



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