The Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be held Feb. 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock, 1102 E. Drew St./Farm-to-Market Road 1294.

Blades of green grass in the foreground, a brown suburban house in the background.
Common turf and tree pests will be among the topics discussed at the Commercial Turf and Ornamental Workshop in Lubbock on Feb. 23. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Laura McKenzie)

The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and speakers from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $50. Registration and payment are required by Feb. 16. Mail registration and payment to Lubbock County Extension, Box 10536, Lubbock, TX 79408, or hand deliver to the AgriLife Extension office for Lubbock County at 916 Main St., Suite 401, Lubbock. Registration information needed includes name, pesticide applicator license number, phone number and email address. Make checks payable to AgriLife Extension Acct. 272113. No credit cards will be accepted.

Lunch will be provided, and five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units two general and one each in drift minimization, integrated pest management, and laws and regulations – will be provided to commercial applicators.

On the agenda

The program topics and speakers will be:

— Pest and Disease Management in An Urban Foodscape, Vikram Baliga, Ph.D., assistant professor of practice of horticulture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
— Oak Wilt Management Strategies, Christina Reid, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Lubbock County.
— Drift Management, Kyle Thompson, Texas Department of Agriculture inspector, Lubbock.
— New Spray Laws and Regulations, Thompson.
— Common Turf and Tree Pests in Lubbock, Brant Baugh, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management agent, Lubbock County.

For more information, contact Reid at 806-775-1740.

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