The event will run from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. On-site sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hewitt Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 6008, 725 Sun Valley Blvd.
All persons must register by calling VirKim at 254-420-2456. Cost is $65. Checks should be made out to VirKim/CEU Workshop and mailed to VirKim, 718 Sun Valley Blvd., Hewitt, TX, 76643.
This program will offer professional, continuing and online educationoptions for attendees. Participants may obtain five structural or five agricultural continuing education hours. Those attending for Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will receive five hours, one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and three general.
For the structural option, attendees will receive three hours that include one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and one lawn and ornamental. They may then choose another two hours between termite, weed, pest or general, for a total of five structural hours.
Turfgrass topics and speakers
– History of Integrated Pest Management Practices — Chrissie Segars, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension statewide turfgrass specialist, Dallas.
– Termites — Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Dallas.
– Program Approach to Weed Control — Segars.
– Rodent Management and Control Options — Hurley.
– Landscape Plant Diseases in Central Texas — Kevin Ong, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and director of the Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Bryan-College Station.
– General Laws and Regulations — Don Renchie, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension program leader and pesticide safety education program, Bryan-College Station.
– Lawn and Ornamental Disease Management — Segars.
Participants will need to choose between Termites or Program Approach to Weed Control, and between Rodent Management and Control or Landscape Plant Disease in Central Texas, depending on if they are seeking a structural or agricultural track.
Helping sponsor the event are Ag Southwest Crop and Ranch Insurance, Axis Seed, B-H Genetics, Capital Farm Credit, Corteva-Phytogen and Corteva-Crop Protection, El Dorado Ag Products, Equalizer, Lone Star Ag Credit, McLennan County Farm Bureau, Pioneer Seeds, Texas Wheat Producers, TexStar Equipment and Washington County Tractor.