The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding their annual Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 virtually this year amid COVID-19 concerns.
The program will run Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and Feb. 26 from 9-11 a.m. on the Zoom platform. Preregistration is required by Feb. 17 to obtain the meeting links.
The cost of the workshop is $25 and payable by check only. Pre-registration and advance payment by check only is required to be sent to Lubbock AgriLife Extension, Box 10536, Lubbock, TX 79408. Information needed includes name, pesticide applicator license number, phone number and email address.
The workshop will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for pesticide applicators.
“This workshop can benefit anyone from homeowners to landscape professionals,” said Christina Reid, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Lubbock. “Although the workshop is targeted toward professionals holding commercial pesticide applicators licenses, the information is useful for anyone who manages plants, turf or a landscape.”
Feb. 19 topics, speakers
- Turfgrass Management – Becky Bowling, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension urban water specialist, Dallas.
- Tree Pests on the South Plains – Kevin Baird, Texas Forestry Service woodland ecologist, Amarillo.
- Oak Wilt – Reid.
Feb. 26 topics, speakers
- New Spray Laws and Regulations – Tim Davis, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.
- Weed Management – Joey Young, Ph.D., assistant professor of turfgrass science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
Call the AgriLife Extension office at 806-775-1740 for more information.