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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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Forage producers in North Texas will have a opportunity to hear the latest information on the new Bermudagrass Stem Maggot at the North Texas Spring Forage Conference. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 in 2016 and will be held at the Tarrant County Resource Connection Conference Center in Fort Worth. According to the new Tarrant County AgriLife Extension Agriculture Agent Fred M. Hall, “Whether you are a part-time producer with twenty acres or a commercial grower with 2,000 acres, this program will cover information that you need”. The program will began at 9 a.m with sign-in and the presentations will start at 9:30 .m. There will be three continuing education units offered for pesticide applicator license holders including the hard-to-find law and regs plus IPM CEUs. The registration fee is $25.

Topics and speakers for the conference include: Dr. Allen Knutson presenting on Bermudagrass Stem Maggot; Dr. Blake Bennett on how hay storage and drought insurance can pay for producers; Emi Kimura will cover what weed issues producers can expect for 2016 and how to manage them; and finally Amanda Fowler will address how pesticide records may be your best PPE.

The catered BBQ lunch will be from Mike Dean BBQ in Fort Worth. A new event during the conference will be the Pest ID Contest during lunch. Those attending will have the opportunity to identify photos of 20 forage pests and qualify to win a tool set compliments of Tractor Supply Company.

To register contact your local county Extension office, in Tarrant County that number is 817.884.1946 or register on-line at http://agrilife.org/urbantarrantag/program-registration. The $25 registration will be accepted at the door by cash or check. No credit cards will be accepted. The deadline to be included in the meal count is February 12.

For more information contact the Tarrant County Extension Office at 817.884.1945.

 

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