Texas Spring Pasture Weed Workshop Set May 10

06:18PM Apr 21, 2014
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The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension agriculture committee will hold a spring pasture weed identification and control workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the Sanger High School Cafeteria, 100 Indian Lane, Sanger.

James Locke, soils and crops consultant with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Ardmore, Okla., will discuss fertilization, soil management, controlling weeds during a drought and herbicide options in improved and native grasses, said Brandon Boughen, AgriLife Extension agent for Denton County.

"We will also have Jack LeClair, DuPont range and pasture field representative from Saint Jo, give a grass and forb identification walk," Boughen said.

Registration will be $15, payable the day of the event. Checks should be made out to "Ag Demo Fund." Preregistration is required by May 7 by calling Boughen at 940-349-2889 or Pamela Hill at 940-349-2894. For more information, visit http://denton.agrilife.org/.

"When trying to raise livestock, we really have to become forage producers before we become livestock producers," Boughen said. "The drought results in not only moisture issues, but different undesirable plants that may not be a concern under normal rainfall conditions. Because of this, our management style must adapt to changing weather systems and having a fundamental understanding of forage and soil management is extremely helpful."

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service