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US (TX): Pesticide applicator program set for Nov. 18 in Fort Worth

Producers in Tarrant and surrounding counties are invited to the Ground Management Conference Nov. 18.

The conference will be held in the Dorothea Leonhardt Lecture Hall at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., according to Fred M. Hall, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Tarrant County.

Registration can be made online at or by calling 979-845-2604. The registration fee is $30.

The all-day event begins with registration at 8:15 a.m. and the program starts at 8:30 a.m.

Presenters and their topics are: Dr. Matt Elmore, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in Dallas, herbicide basics for maximum efficiency; Clint Formby, SePro representative, pond management; Hall, drift management; and, Laura Miller, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Tarrant County, integrated pest management for rose rosette disease and a review of new pesticide regulations for applicators.

Miller said Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator licenses holders can earn two general, one integrated pest management, one laws and regulations, and one drift management continuing education units. Structural license holders can earn four general and one weed continuing educational units.

“This conference provides the CEUs licensed applicators need plus new information about effective, environmentally friendly pest management,” Miller said.

For more information contact the Extension office in Tarrant County at 817-884-1945.

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