Pesticide applicator CEU program Jan. 26 in Hallsville

HALLSVILLE – A continuing education program for pesticide applicators will be held Jan. 26 in Hallsville.

The program will be at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It offers five Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units – three general, one integrated pest management and one laws and regulations.

Cost is $35, which includes a noon meal and snacks. Register by sending a check payable to Gregg, Upshur and Harrison Ag Fund to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Gregg County, 405 E. Marshall Ave., Suite 101, Longview, Texas 75601 by Jan. 25.

“This program is a good chance for pesticide applicators to get required CEUs before the February deadline,” said Matt Garrett, AgriLife Extension agent, Harrison County. “We also have an amazing lineup of experts to share information that will be valuable to attendees.”

Topics and speakers include:

–        Sprayer Calibration and Maintenance – Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.

–        Control Weeds, Armyworms, Moles and Gophers – Cary Parrot, Red River Specialties manager, Shreveport, Louisiana.

–        Aquatic Weed Control Management Updates – Ken Hale, Boatcycle owner and CEO, Henderson.

–        Laws and Regulations – Paul Weiser, Texas Department of Agriculture training specialist, Giddings.

–        Feral Hog Management and Control – Josh Gasskamp, Noble Foundation wildlife and range consultant, Ardmore, Oklahoma.



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