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Program for pesticide applicators set for next month

By Todd Vineyard | Published Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Wise County and the Wise County Extension Forage and Livestock Committee are sponsoring a course for pesticide applicator license holders Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Decatur Civic Center.

Participants will receive five hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which includes one hour of laws and regulations, one hour of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and three hours of general.

The program is 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes quality speakers and diverse topics, such as:

  • Safety of Rangeland Herbicides and New Developments in Weed and Brush Management – James Jackson, Extension program specialist in range ecology, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Stephenville
  • Feral Hogs: Impact and Control Techniques – Josh Helcel, Extension associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Gatesville
  • Pasture Management in the Rolling Hills – Emi Kimura, assistant professor and Extension agronomist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Vernon
  • Laws and Regulations: What’s new in Texas and the USA – Dr. Janis Reed, program specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, College Station
  • Protecting Your Cattle and Yourself from Tick and Mosquito-borne Diseases – Dr. Sonja Swiger, entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Stephenville

Registration fee is $45 due by Friday, Dec. 4. Lunch is included.

Checks should be made payable to the Extension Livestock Committee and sent to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State St., Decatur, TX 76234.

For information, call the Extension office, 940-627-3341.

Todd Vineyard is a Wise County Extension agent.

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