Wet, mild winter promises spring weed control challenges
Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, [email protected]
OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center at Overton, will concentrate on not just control of weeds but identification as well, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage expert.
“Effective weed control and pasture management begins with proper weed identification and control,” said Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist.
Another factor in weed control is weather, Corriher-Olson said.
“So far, our winter here in East Texas has been mild and wet, which likely means we’ll have a lot of spring weeds to deal with,” she said.
The program will begin at 12:30 p.m. with check-in and on-site registration. Advance registration by Feb. 10 is $25; on-site registration will be $35. To register in advance, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu or call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services at 979-845-2604. The presentations will begin at 1 p.m. and end by 6 p.m.
Five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for pesticide users will be offered – one in laws and regulations, one in integrated pest management and three in the general category.
Program speakers will be Corriher-Olson; Dr. Jason Banta,…