The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Nueces County will present the Grass Growers Gathering both online and in-person on March 23.
For in-person attendees, the program will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main Ave., Suite 1, Robstown. An optional picolinic acid training will be presented from 1-2 p.m.
A catered lunch will be served for in-person participants from noon-12:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $15 online, $25 in person.
Both online and in-person participants must RSVP and register for the program by March 22. Online participants will need to have access to the Microsoft Teams platform.
Those registering for online participation will receive a meeting link the day before event.
In-person seating is limited, and attendees will be required to adhere to all social distancing and mask-wearing requirements throughout the event, except while eating.
“This year’s program will focus on brush control and balancing forage quality with livestock nutritional demands, said Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Nueces County. “Participants will gain insights into managing their pasture and range resources.”
Ott said two Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units will be offered for regular program presentations. An additional CEU in laws and regulations will be offered for those taking the optional training.
Topics and AgriLife Extension presenters
— Update on New Chemistry for Range and Pasture, Megan Clayton, Ph.D., range specialist, Corpus Christi.
— Dealing with Grassy Weeds and Rehabilitating Pastures After Winter Storm Uri, Josh McGinty, Ph.D., agronomy specialist, Corpus Christi.
— Managing Forage Quality Variations and Livestock Nutrient Demands, Joe Paschal, Ph.D., livestock specialist, Corpus Christi.
— Oklahoma State University Cowculator: A Beef Cattle Nutrition Evaluation Tool, Ott.
Clayton will also provide instruction for the optional picolinic acid chemistry training for Invora herbicide.
For more information, contact Lisa Martinez at 361-767-5223.