The 2021 Fall Range and Pasture Program will be Dec. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Myers Park at 7117 County Road 166 in McKinney. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event offers both in-person and online attendance options.
The cost is $25, and in-person attendees will also receive lunch. Preregistration is required at https://tx.ag/RangePastureProgram21.
Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available, two general and one integrated pest management, IPM, for pesticide applicator license holders.
“Fall is the time of year to manage cool-season forages and begin planning for the upcoming warm season,” said Chase Brooke, AgriLife Extension agent for Collin County. “We are inviting producers to join us virtually or in person to learn about managing common pasture weeds, brush management, forage pests and how to safely handle pesticides.”
He said brush and weed control is one of the top concerns of landowners in Collin County.
“Maintaining an up-to-date weed and brush management program is one of the most effective ways to improve pasture and rangeland productivity in our county,” Brooke said.
Program topics and speakers
Topics and speakers include:
— Weeds of Collin County and How to Control Them — Curtis Jones, Ph.D., Texas A&M University-Commerce assistant professor of agronomy.
— An IPM Approach to Brush Management — Brooke.
— Managing Forage Pests — Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton.
— Pesticide Safety –Shelbie Powell, education and outreach coordinator, Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education, University of Texas at Tyler.
Contact Brooke by phone at 972-548-4232 for additional information or questions.