Beef Cattle and Brush Management Program Slated for Aug. 14

August 11, 2015 06:35 AM

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Bastrop and Travis counties will present the second session of the Beef Cattle and Brush Management series Aug. 14 in Garfield.

The program will be from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Haynie Chapel United Methodist Church Hall, 16415 Greenwood Drive, said Rachel Bauer, AgriLife Extension agent for  Bastrop County.

Registration will be from 8-8:30 a.m. with presentations to follow.

Topics will include application and timing of brush herbicides; common mistakes when using herbicides; an update on new brush herbicides; targeting weeds for chemical applications; managing armyworms, grasshoppers and the Bermuda grass stem maggot; and an outlook on the beef cattle market.

Speakers will include experts from AgriLife Extension in the areas of range management, entomology and economics.

Lunch will be from noon-12:45 p.m. and is included in the program cost.

Three hours of Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units in integrated pest management will be offered to commercial, non-commercial and private pesticide applicators.

RSVP is required to ensure an accurate meal count. Registration is $25 per person if paid by Aug. 11 to the AgriLife Extension office in Bastrop County, 901 Pecan St. in Bastrop, or the AgriLife Extension office in Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. Late and on-site registration is $30.

Make checks or money orders payable to the Bastrop Ag. Fund. No cash will be accepted. For more information, call the AgriLife Extension office for Bastrop County at 512-581-7186.

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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