Fall CEU conference slated for Oct. 19 in Corpus Christi

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Jason Ott, 361-767-5217, jason.ott@ag.tamu.edu

Herbicide application will be one of the topics at the Fall CEU conference Oct. 19 in Corpus Christi. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

CORPUS CHRISTI — A Fall Continuing Education Unit Conference will be held Oct. 19 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 10345 Texas Highway 44 in Corpus Christi.

The program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. with presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. The $25 fee includes a catered lunch.

Attendees are requested to RSVP to the center at 361-767-5217 by Oct. 17, said Jason Ott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent, Nueces County.

Conference topics and speakers will be:

— Integrating Herbicides into Wildlife Habitat Management, Dr. Megan Clayton, AgriLife Extension rangeland specialist, Corpus Christi.

“This presentation will address the perception of how herbicides affect desirable brush and forbs,” Ott said. “Managers have been reluctant to use large-scale chemical brush control for lands managed for wildlife. This presentation will discuss how and when to integrate herbicides into a habitat management plan.”

This presentation offers one general continuing education unit in application techniques.

— Misuse of Herbicide Technology in the Mississippi Delta and Texas Implications, Dr. Joshua McGinty, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Corpus Christi.

Ott said McGinty will present a discussion of how new herbicide traits have been misapplied in the Mississippi Delta along with the legal ramifications, regulation of new technology in Texas and label requirements to help prevent misapplication.

This presentation offers one continuing education unit in laws and regulations.

— Aflatoxin Problems in Cotton and Grain, Dr. Tom Isakeit, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, College Station.

“Dr. Isakeit will present a discussion on management strategies to mitigate aflatoxin in multiple crops,” Ott said. “He will emphasize cultural practices as well as the differences in the efficacy of AF36 and AflaGuard.”

This presentation offers one continuing education unit in integrated pest management.

— Cotton Trait Performance and Bollworm Management, Dr. Robert Bowling, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Corpus Christi.

Bowling will present a discussion on the performance of various transgenic traits in cotton on controlling the bollworm and other insect management considerations.

This presentation offers one general continuing education unit in biotechnology/transgenic crops.

— Pesticide Laws and Regulations Update and Review, Ott and Bob McCool, AgriLife Extension agent, San Patricio County.

This presentation offers one continuing education unit in laws and regulations.

Certificates for units earned will be issued at the end of the conference.


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