The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a spring integrated pest management continuing education seminar on Feb. 15 in Dallas.

A person is checking turfgrass in a lawn. Participants will learn about different turfgrass weed management approaches during one of the sessions at a Spring Integrated Pest Management Seminar on Feb. 15.
Participants will learn about different turfgrass weed management approaches during one of the sessions at the Feb. 15 Spring Integrated Pest Management Seminar. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

The event will be held in the Healthy Living Building at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, 17360 Coit Road.

Registration at is $100 before Feb. 10. After Feb. 10, the price is $125. A lunch will be included.

Five Texas Department of Agriculture, TDA, continuing education units will be available for both structural and agricultural applicators. Structural continuing education units include one lawn and ornamental, one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and one pest management. Agricultural units include three general, one integrated pest management and one laws and regulations.

Participants must enter their correct TDA license number at registration and attend the entire seminar to receive credit.

Integrated pest management topics

The meeting will feature the latest integrated pest management techniques and updates on laws and regulations affecting pest managers. The topics will be:

  • Integrated weed management in turfgrass systems – Pablo Boeri, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Dallas.
  • Ornamental and turfgrass management – Meghyn Meeks, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research assistant research scientist, Dallas.
  • How to develop a successful integrated pest management program – Katerina Graham, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent for Dallas County.
  • Updates on TDA and structural pest control service regulations – Paul Weiser, TDA regional training specialist, Lubbock.
  • Occasional insect pests and critter invaders – Mike Swan, Entex Pest Solutions entomologist, Richardson.  
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