Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 18 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo.

“This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the landscape around buildings, schools, and other public structures and grounds,” said Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The registration fee is $10 per person. Program participants are requested to RSVP for the event by contacting the AgriLife Extension office of Potter County at 806-373-0713 by Feb. 14.

Five Texas Department of Agriculture private applicator continuing education units will be offered – two general, one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and one drift minimization.

Topics will include:

– General grass care, weed management and control practices.

– Tree selection, health and management.

– Insect ID: Good bugs, bad bugs and others.

– Products and their mode/use of action.

– Laws and regulations.

For more information, contact Carr at 806-373-0713 or rncarr@ag.tamu.edu .



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