Pasture Weed, Brush Control Field Day Is Cutting Edge

Get scoop on brush management for your pasture or range at McGregor, Texas.

Published on: Jun 7, 2011

You can hear from a slate of top notch specialists at the Pasture Weed and Brush Control Field Day on June 23 at the Texas AgriLife Research Center in McGregor, Texas. Topics will stretch from controlling brush in range and pasture land, to getting a handle on brush infestation in fence lines.

Registration is 8:30 a.m. at the Research Center, located at 773 Ag Farm Road, McGregor, just 2 miles west of SH 317 on FM 2671. The field day features a tour from 9 a.m. to noon, with lunch following the tour.

Dr. Charles Hart, professor and Extension range specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Stephenville, will discuss "Brush Management in Pastures and Rangeland."

Dr. Allan McMcGinty, professor and Extension range specialist emeritus, Texas AgriLife Extension/Rangeland Consultant, San Angelo, will look at "Fence line Brush Control." McGinty only recently retired from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, with along and distinguished career, most noted as an innovator for the widely used "Brush Busters" program.

Dr. Wayne Hanselka, professor and Extension range specialist emeritus, Texas AgriLife Extension/Rangeland Consultant, Corpus Christi, will talk about "Brush Control with Individual Plant Treatments."

"Weed Control in Pastures" will be addressed by Dr. Paul Baumann, Extension weed specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension, College Station, Texas.

Jake LeClair, range and pasture specialist, DuPont Crop Protection, and Stan Reinke, range and pasture specialist and rangeland consultant, will each discuss "Weed Identification and Herbicide Recommendations."

"New Herbicide Technology from DuPont Crop Protection" will be reviewed by Dr. Case Medlin, field development representative, DuPont Crop Protection, of Paradise, Texas; and Eric Castner, field development representative, DuPont Crop Protection, of Weatherford, Texas.

Will Hatler, Extension program specialist, Stephenville, will look at "Setup and Calibration of Pasture Sprayers."

Participants can earn continuing education units (CEUs) by attending the entire Pasture Weed and Brush Control Field Day. The field day is sponsored by Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, AgriLife Extension, and DuPont.