Speakers at the East Texas Turfgrass Conference, slated for Feb. 4 at Overton, Texas, will cover a variety of management issues, ranging from disease updates to weed identification, and also control of feral hogs in both urban and suburban settings.
Today, management problems for turfgrass in sports fields aren't limited to disease and weed problems. Feral hogs have become a hot issue too.
"Because of urban and suburban sprawl, feral hogs encroachment into these areas is on the rise," says Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries specialist.
The conference will be held in the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton.
Registration is $25 and will include lunch, refreshments and educational materials. The registration begins at 8 a.m. and the conference will adjourn at 3:10 p.m.
Holders of Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator licenses will receive 5-½ continuing education units.