“Early registration is $70, and that includes lunch,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension urban entomologist in Dallas.
The course, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 2, is for commercial and non-commercial pest control applicators with turf- and ornamental-oriented licenses, he said. Continuing education credit will count for both structural and agricultural license holders. This year’s meeting will be at the Richardson Civic Center, 411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson.
Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school integrated pest management specialist, Dallas, gives a lecture on pest control for a Dallas area school district. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Gabe Saldana)
“This is a new location for the seminar,” Merchant said. “It’s a very nice facility and no more hard yellow chairs like we had in years past. Hopefully that will entice a few more folks to join us.”
Event topics and speakers will be:
- Review of the Latest Ag and Structural Pesticide Laws and Regulations, Allison Cuellar, compliance specialist, Texas Department of Agriculture, Austin.
- Rodent Management, Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school integrated pest management specialist, AgriLife Extension, Dallas.
- Update on Common Turfgrass Pests, Gary Brooks, Bayer Crop Sciences, Weatherford.
- Best Management Practices for Weeds, Raymond Miller, entomologist, Dow Agrosciences, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Designing IPM Programs to Better Protect Honeybees and Other Pollinators, Dr. Frank Wong, plant pathologist, Bayer Crop Sciences, Alexandria, Virginia.
A second opportunity for continuing education units will be Feb. 27 for those who cannot attend the November seminar.
Source: AgriLife Today (Gabe Saldana)