AMARILLO – The annual Ornamental and Turf Conference, or OAT, will be held Feb. 10 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Boulevard in Amarillo.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and a welcome at 8:30 a.m. The conference will conclude by 3:30 p.m. The fee is $15 per person. An RSVP is needed by Jan. 27 at 806-373-0713.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units – one laws and regulations, one integrated pest management and three general – will be offered.
Lunch is not offered, but the program will break from noon to 1:30 p.m., said Austin Voyles, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.
Topics of discussion and speakers will be:
– Disease Management in Landscape, Dr. Ron French, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Amarillo.
– Management of Trees in An Urban Landscape, Brian Scott, Texas A&M Forest Service, Canyon.
– Turfgrass Management Methods, Dr. Joey Young, Texas Tech University assistant professor of turfgrass, Lubbock.
– Insect Management in Landscape, Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo.
– TDA Laws and Regulations Update, Cheryl Goswick, Texas Department of Agriculture, Amarillo.
For more information, contact Voyles at 806-373-0713 or Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu.