Area agricultural producers should plan to attend the upcoming Nutrient Management Symposium set for Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Kenedy City Hall Auditorium in downtown Kenedy. The event will begin at 2 p.m. and run until 7 p.m., finishing with a catered barbecue meal.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Offices of Bee, Karnes and Wilson Counties are jointly sponsoring the event. The cost for the event will be $25 per person which will include CEU credit, handouts, displays and the catered meal.
“Nutrient management has been the cornerstone of efficient agricultural production for a long time. However, sometimes we must make sure we understand how to maximize fertility needs in these difficult economic and drought related times,” said Matt Bochat, County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resource for Bee County.
Presentations will be given by a host of qualified experts from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas Department of Agriculture, Dow AgroSciences, and Johnson-Bender. The experts will touch on the subjects of soil fertility, nutrient management, weed and brush control, pesticide laws, regulations and application, brand chemical updates, soil sampling and wealth management.
Also, results of the soil sampling campaign will be discussed and analyzed. Plus, five hours of pesticide credit will be given for private, non-commercial and commercial pesticide applicator recertification. Private pesticide applicators must get 15 hours of continuing education every five year with two hours being in laws and regulations and two hours in integrated pest management.
You must RSVP by Oct. 12 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offices of Bee (361-362-3280), Karnes (830-780-3906), or Wilson Counties (830-393-7357).