Feral hog management webinar slated Dec. 18 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — A Feral Hog Community of Practice webinar on feral hog research and population management will take place from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.

A webinar on current and future feral hog research and  management can be seen Dec. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“Despite all the control efforts, feral hog numbers in the state continue to rise at an alarming rate,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent, Bexar County. “This Community of Practice webinar will provide important information on current and future research on feral hogs, as well as address practical aspects of feral hog management.”

Davis said the webinar may be viewed in the agency’s conference room, located in Suite 208 of Conroy Square, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio.

A Feral Hog Community of Practice is a resource area of various land-grant university and other experts focusing on the control, adaptive management, biology, economics, disease risks and human interface with feral hogs across the U.S., he said.

The webinar begins with registration and a light lunch from 11:15 a.m. to noon, followed by a presentation on feral hog research by Dr. Tyler Campbell from noon to 1 p.m. Campbell is with the Florida Field Station of the National Wildlife Research Center, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

From 1-2 p.m., Davis will present on the topic of feral hog population management.

“Our goal is that farmers, ranchers and other landowners will get critical information, resources and expert application of knowledge on issues related to feral hogs,” Davis said.

Two continuing education units in integrated pest management are available to attendees.

Registration is $15 on or before Dec. 17 and $20 thereafter. To register and for more information, contact Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 or matorres@ag.tamu.edu.

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