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2020 South Texas Farm and Ranch Show

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Join us for the 2 day education event focusing on Cattle, Crops, Wildlife and Pest Management.

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There are 3 different Ticket Options:

  • Day 1: Cattlemen's College I & II
  • Day 1: Crops Management OR Wildlife
  • Day 2: TDA License Re-certification I & II

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Each session has a specific Zoom link that will be sent to you via Email prior to the Event

Speaker's Topic List Outline

Cattlemen's College I - Wednesday, October 28th, 8:00-11:00am

CEU Credit: 1 General, 1 Drift

Dr. Megan Clayton, Extension Range Specialist, 1.5 hour

Chemical brush control options, rates, safety and application techniques. Proper sprayer calibration and pesticide safety handling, integrated brush management, plant ID and contest

Dr. Josh McGinty, Extension Agronomist, 1.5 hour

Discussion of properly spraying fields to minimize drift and droplet size to stay on target. Examine appropriate nozzles and proper calibration of equipment. Provide and update on chemicals for specific weed control targets in crops and pasture land and demonstrate safe application to avoid runoff and drift.

Cattlemen's College II - Wednesday, October 28th , 1:00-4:00pm

CEU Credit: 1 IPM

Dr. Joe Paschal, Extension Agronomist, 50 minutes

Managing the cattle herd for fever ticks, screwworms, chronic wasting disease and internal and external parasites and other hot beef topics. Proper application techniques for beef herd health including injection sites. Label reading and understanding withdrawal times.

Dr. David Anderson, Extension Economics, 50 minutes

Detailed discussion about beef economics, ethics, and demand and their impact on the beef industry. Beef consumer preferences and ethics associated with raising sustainable, and certified organic beef and how that affects market conditions.

Dr. Mike McCravey, Field Representative, Texas Beef Council, 50 minutes

Detailed discussion about beef quality and how to attain certain beef designations through efficient sustainable production and management practices. Grass fed vs conventional. Certified programs and practices for ultimate conservation, sustainability, and low inputs and how these programs impact demand .

Crops Management - Wednesday, October 28th, 8:00-11:00am

CEU Credit: 2 General

Mr. Stephen Biles, Extension Agent, Integrate Pest Management, 50 minutes

Detailed presentation of IPM applied research in the Coastal Bend. Scouting fields for economic threshold numbers in certain insects in field crops. Using applied research plots for herbicide effectiveness and conservation. Herbicide effectiveness in crops and pastures. IPM discussion on rates and pesticide targets

Dr. Dalton Ludwig, Extension Entomologist, 50 minutes

Detailed discussion concerning IPM research in various row crop demonstration plots. Discuss the effectiveness of certain insecticides with various application rates. Safe application techniques for insect control in cropping systems. Reduce insecticide rate trials for IPM effectiveness.

Wildlife - Wednesday, October 28th, 1:00-4:00pm

CEU Credit: 3 IPM

Dr. Aaron Sumrall, CEA-Ag/NR, Matagorda County, 50 minutes

Comprehensive conservation and production practices that encourage wildlife ecology with an emphasis on improving wildlife habitat without chemical application. Increasing wildlife numbers in grazing settings through low input chemical sustainability.

Dr. John Tomecek, Extension Wildlife Specialist, 50 minutes

Effective and ethical control of feral hogs and other predators to wildlife and agricultural production. Explaining and demonstrating the safe use of traps, snares, baits, to control unwanted and nuisance animals. Safe application of animal control techniques. Identification of pest problems. Humane control alternatives.

Mr. Douglas Jobes, Assistant Director, Coastal Prairies, Texas Native Seeds, 50 minutes

Effective and specific management tips for establishing native habitat for wildlife conservation and production. Focus on quail habitat and increasing numbers by decreasing some predators. Prescribed burning techniques to stimulate native grasses for wildlife ecology. Herbicide free wildlife habitat areas and how to maintain organic wildlife areas.

TDA License Re-certification I - Thursday, October 29th, 8:00-11:00am

CEU Credit: 1 Laws & Regs, 2 General

Mrs. Melissa Barton, TDA Inspector, 50 minutes

Understanding pesticide compliance issues and laws and regulations , explaining pesticide licenses and how to re-certify, reviewing pesticide compliance incidents, pesticide record keeping compliance and label reading and interpretation.

Dr. Wayne Hanselka, Extension Range Specialist Retired, 50 minutes

Using herbicides safely to control large weed and brush species. Sprayer calibration and on target management, safe herbicide mixing and interpreting a pesticide label. Using individual plant treatment or broadcast foliar IPM for brush control and on target treatment.

Mrs. Dianne Boellstorff, Extension Water Resource Specialist, 50 minutes

Water conservation techniques, water readiness plans, keeping your well safe from pesticide contamination, controlling runoff of pesticides into water resources. Water consumption and how to maintain water quality.

TDA License Recertification II - Thursday, October 29th, 1:00-4:00pm

CEU Credit: 1 Laws & Regs, 1 Drift, 1 General

Ms. Rachel Hinton, Field Representative, Corteva AgriScience, 50 minutes

Targeted species herbicide management program to be cost effective and safe when applying herbicides. Drift minimization techniques and demonstration. When not to use herbicides in pasture management. Using IPM techniques for effective brush control including individual plant treatment and low volume foliar discussion and safety.

Mr. Stephen Biles, CEA - Integrated Pest Management, 50 minutes

Detailed discussion concerning IPM research in various row crop and pasture demonstration plots. Discuss the effectiveness of certain insecticides with various application rates. Safe application techniques for insect control in cropping and pasture systems. Introduce and discuss field scouting techniques for target threshold numbers to determine if pesticide is necessary.

Dr. Mark Matocha, Extension Specialist Ag and Environmental Safety, 50 minutes

Understanding pesticide compliance issues and laws and regulations, explaining pesticide licenses and how to re-certify, reviewing pesticide compliance incidents, pesticide record keeping compliance and label reading and interpretation. Litigation concerning pesticide usage.

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