Fall Range Tour
- When: Thursday, October 5th, 2017
- Registration starts at 5:00 pm
- Program Begins at 5:30
- Where: Gillespie County Fairgrounds
- Cost: $10.00 (payable at the door) no need to RSVP
- ***2 CEU’s will be offered: 1 General and 1 Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
Our first speaker will be Dwight Sexton, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent from Gonzales County. Dwight has worked with the The Luling Foundation on a series of winter forage variety trials for the last two decades. The Luling Foundation is an Agricultural Demonstration Farm which is comprised of 1100 plus acres, located on the western edge of Luling, Texas along the San Marcos River. Dwight will share some of the highlights of working with medics, legumes, small grains and rye grass in winter forage trials.
Our last speaker will be Dr. Vanessa Olson, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist from Overton, Texas. Dr. Olson will be talking on a variety of subjects including weed control in permanent grass fields. She will share some insight on management practices to manage KR Bluestem and grass burs in forage fields. Also we are getting a few calls on army worms and Dr. Olson will cover their lifecycle and treatment options.
The event is sponsored jointly by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Gillespie County Soil & Water Conservation District. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. We seek to provide reasonable accommodations fo
For a listing of CEU events August 2017-December 2017 within a 2 hour driving distance of Fredericksurg, click Upcoming CEU Programs Aug to Dec 2017.
Private Pesticide Applicator Training
- When: TBA
- Time: 8:30am (class will be 3-4 hours)
- Location: Gillespie County Extension Office @ 95 Frederick Rd
This 3-4 hour training session is for individuals that do not have a license and those desiring to buy restricted chemicals. Individuals interested in attending should contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at (830)997-3452. Study materials can be purchased from the Extension Office located at 95 Frederick Road prior to or on the day of the training. Cost of manuals and study materials is $75.
Testing is now done at testing facilities located in San Antonio, Austin, Abilene or San Angelo with separate fees. A complete step-by-step guide to obtain a private pesticide applicator’s license can be found by visiting: https:lltexasagriculture.gov/RegulatoryPrograms/PesticidesIPesti
This is an online bookstore with a wide range of information available to the public from the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension program. Some publications are viewable as a pdf, and others are available for purchase. Once you pull up the website click on “Browse the Shelves” and search for the topic that you are interested in researching. Please feel free to contact a local extension agent for additional information.