This week we have three events going on, one in Wharton, one in Jackson, and one in Matagorda county. Check out the information on each below.
February 1st 5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Program offered in Wharton County
Auxin Specific Herbicide Applicator Training Included
By Corrie Bowen
County Extension Agent
The Wharton County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is proud to announce an opportunity for pesticide license holders to earn five continued education credits (CEUs) toward their TDA pesticide applicators license. The Wharton County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold their annual 5-CEU program on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds – Crescent Hall in Crescent, TX. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Program begins at 9:00 a.m. 2-IPM, 2-Laws and Regulations, and 1-Drift Minimization CEUs will be offered. Guest speakers at this year’s pesticide recertification conference include: Corrie Bowen with a presentation on the Auxin Specific Herbicide Applicator Training, which is a new EPA and TDA required training for applicators applying Xtendimax, Engenia, or FeXapan formulations of dicamba on dicamba-tolerant technology cotton and soybeans in 2018; Dr. Joe Paschal will educate the audience on Ticks and the Texas Fever Tick; Melissa Barton, TDA Pesticide Inspector will address updates to TDA Pesticide Laws and Regulations; Mr. Stephen Janak, Invasive Species of the Upper Gulf Coast; and Dr. Mark Matocha will speak on Drift Minimization. Cost is $35.00 payable to the Wharton County Row Crops Committee. A lunch is included. Please register by January 30, 2018 through the AgriLife Extension Wharton County Office at 979-532-3310, or download a flyer and registration form online at http://wharton.agrilife.org
On Wednesday the 31st, there will be an Auxin Specific training at the Jackson County Services Building Auditorium at 9:00am. Please RSVP with the Jackson county Agrilife Extension Office at (361)782-3312.
Wednesday January 31st there will also be an Auxin Specific training and 3 CEU event at the fairgrounds in Bay City. The event will start at 8:30am, contact the Matagorda County Agrilife Extension office at (979)245-4100 for more information.
Have a great week, everyone.