The annual call CEU Conference will be Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Taylor County in Abilene.
If you need to increase your continuing education units for your agricultural or structural applicators license, then this daylong conference is just for you and will help you catch up.
The conference will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration. Five CEUs will be awarded in this session to holders of a Texas Department of Agriculture Agricultural Applicator License. These will include 3 CEUs in the general category, 1 in integrated pest management, and 1 in laws and regulations.
In addition, the session also will award 6 CEUs to holders of a Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Applicator License.
These includes 1 CEU in lawn and ornamental, 1 in pest, 1 in weed, 1 in IPM, 1 in laws and regulations, and 1 in termite.
If pre-registered by Dec. 7, the conference is $40. After that date or at the door, the cost will be $50.
Refreshments and lunch are included in the registration.
Dr. Mark Matocha, Extension program specialist, will speak on IPM concepts. Dr. Sonja Swiger, Extension entomologist, will tell how to identify an insect pest and manage it. Dr. David Drake, Extension agronomist, will discuss the latest tools for weed management.
After lunch, Dr. David Appel, Extension plant pathologist, will talk about tree health and what you can do regarding disease management. Paul Weiser, a TDA representative, explains TDA pesticide laws and regulations that affect producers. And to wrap up the conference, Swiger will return to give some great tips about how to manage termites in your home landscape.
To register, you can send a check, made payable to the Extension Program Council, to: Taylor County Extension, 1982 Lytle Way, Abilene, Texas 79602.
Please include the names and addresses of those that will be attending.
For more information on the Big Country CEU Conference, you can call the Taylor County Extension office at 325-672-6048.