Fertilizing to maximize profits seminar set for Dec. 2 in Fort Worth

 

Contact: Fred Hall, 817-884-1946, fmhall@ag.tamu.edu

FORT WORTH – Producers can learn how to trim fertilizer expenses and maximize returns during a Dec. 2 educational seminar in Fort Worth.

“Building margins in agriculture isn’t just about trimming expenses – it’s about spending money where it will yield the largest returns,” said AgriLife Extension agent Fred Hall, Tarrant County. “And this group of professionals will help any producer learn to selectively maximize their returns on the dollars they spend on fertilizer.”

The program will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tarrant County Resource Connection conference room, 1100 Campus Drive. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Preregistration is required for a lunch count and can be made on-line at: http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration. The deadline for registration is 5 p.m. Nov. 30.

The $20 registration fee can be paid at the door with cash or check and will include one general and one laws and regulations continuing education units for Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders and educational materials, lunch and refreshments.

Speakers will include Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist, Stephenville, who will give a quick outlook for commodity markets and then discuss in-depth how to maximize fertilizer returns with current prices.

Dr. Wayne Becker, sales agronomist for Nachurs, Gainesville, will address issues with tank mixing fertilizers and herbicides.

Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, will discuss issues with fertilizing forages for maximum production.

Hall will discuss the importance of recordkeeping for pesticides.

Additional information is available by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Tarrant County

at 817-884-1946 or via its website at:http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/ .

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