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Natural resources webinar to focus on introduced, native grasses on Sept. 5

published: September 3rd 2019
source: Texas AgriLife Today

 

COLLEGE STATION – Selection and Management of Introduced and Native Grasses will be the topic of the Sept. 5 natural resources webinar hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.

The webinar is part of the Texas Range Webinar Series scheduled the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, AgriLife Extension webinar coordinator in Corpus Christi.

Presenter Jamie Foster, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage agronomist, Beeville, said selection of the most adapted grass for an area’s climate and soil is the first step to successfully establish a pasture.

“Proper management during planting, establishment and beyond are crucial for pasture persistence and productivity,” Foster said. “This webinar reviews options for introduced and native species and their management for pasture renovation and maintenance, including the use of herbicides.”

One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit in integrated pest management will be offered, Flores said.

Participants seeking CEUs must pay a $10 fee online. For all others, there is no fee. This webinar and others in the series can be accessed at https://naturalresourcewebinars.tamu.edu/.

For more information on the webinars, contact Flores at pflores@ag.tamu.edu.

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