Jan. 22 ornamental plant, turf conference planned in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Rick Auckerman, 806-364-3573, r-auckerman@tamu.edu
Megan Eikner, 806-373-0713, megan.eikner@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – The annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be Jan. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Potter and Deaf Smith counties.

The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and the first presentation at 9 a.m. Lunch will be on your own during a break from noon to 1:30 p.m. The conference will conclude between 3-3:30 p.m.

The fee is $20. Cash and checks only, and make checks payable to: Deaf Smith County LAB. Invoices can only be arranged prior to the conference.

To preregister, call Rick Auckerman, AgriLife Extension agent in Deaf Smith, at 806-364-3573 or rick.auckerman@ag.tamu.edu, or to Megan Eikner, AgriLife Extension agent in Potter County, 806-373-0713 or megan.eikner@ag.tamu.edu.

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

Topics and speakers include:

  • Tree Pesticides – Brian Scott, Texas A&M Forest Service staff forester, Canyon.
  • Turf Pesticides – Jim Garrett, PBI-Gordon turf technical support, Grand Prairie.
  • Weed Control – Garrett.
  • Gophers, Moles and Prairie Dogs – Kevin Proctor, Kaput Products sales representative, Ben Wheeler.
  • TDA Laws and Regulations – Kyle Thompson, TDA inspector, Lubbock.

For more information, contact Ronda Fisher at 806-677-5600 or rkfisher@ag.tamu.edu.

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