Herbicide, Pasture-Products Meeting June 7 in Jacksboro, Texas

Several new products on the market this year help stockmen improve pastures

Published on: Jun 7, 2010
By Kay Ledbetter

Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Jack County will host an herbicide/pasture-product meeting for producers starting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 7 in the Jack County Fair Barn in Jacksboro, Texas.

"There are several new products available to producers this year, and with the aggressive weed season we are having, producers need to know all their options," says Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Jack County.

DuPont representative Gerald Hobson will discuss weed control in pastures, as well as a new product for grassburs, Pastora.

Brant Mettler, new area representative for Dow AgroSciences, will provide an update on their line of products, including GrazonNext.

Lusty also will discuss individual and environmental protection when making pesticide applications.

In addition, newly appointed USDA Farm Service Agency director of Clay and Jack counties, Mike McDonald, will discuss the upcoming county committee elections and provide important updates on programs available to area producers.

Matt Gregory, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service district conservationist, will give an update on the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and other producer programs.

Three continuing education units can be obtained from the Texas Department of Agriculture for pesticide license holders attending the evening meeting.

For more, call the AgriLife Extension office in Jack County at 940-567-2132.

- Kay Ledbetter is with Texas A&M Agriculture Communications, Amarillo.