A Spring Continuing Education Unit event will be held by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 27 in San Antonio.
The program will be from 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.
Participants can register at https://tx.ag/Jan27SpringCEU. The cost is $60 before Jan. 19 and $70 after that date. Registration closes on Jan. 25. Registrants will receive the link and passcode after registering.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, CEUs, for agriculture commercial, non-commercial and private applicators will be offered. There will be six CEUs for structural pest control applicators. Additional CEU information can be found on the registration page.
“I offer these CEU courses every winter and spring, early in the new year,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist for Bexar County. “And while this is geared for those professionals who work in pest control, I am able to get CEUs for both structural and ag license holders.”
She said the early 2023 CEU program is a great opportunity for applicators to earn all their CEUs for 2023 in pest, termite, lawn and ornamental, and/or weeds.
Program topics and speakers
“I’m very excited about January’s program because we have some very good topics and engaging speakers,” Keck said. “I think the audience will really be able to take home some valuable information for their profession and businesses.”
The program has a new speaker for this year who will be covering a topic anyone who utilizes pesticides needs to know and that is formulations of pesticides and how they work, she said.
“We may be aware of what active ingredient is effective against a certain pest, but the situation often dictates what formulation to use,” Keck said. “Jeffrey Tucker, an urban entomologist, will be discussing all those various formulations and which is the best choice for various surfaces, situations and pests.”
- Got Rats? What Next? Where to Start — Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Dallas.
- Choosing the Right Formulation — Jeffrey Tucker, Entomology Associates Inc., board-certified entomologist, Houston.
- Termite Behave! Implications on Management Strategies — Bob Davis, Ph.D., technical services representative and board-certified entomologist with BASF, Ogallala, Nebraska.
- Ants! Identification, Behavior and Proper Pest Management Approaches — Robert Puckett, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension entomologist, Bryan-College Station.
- Program Approach to Weed Control — Becky Bowling, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension urban water specialist, Dallas.
- Turf and Trees – What to Expect From the Drought — Keck.