Sterling County Brush and Ecology Program Is June 24

Event is free and will focus on the noxious plant species that impact ranches.

Published on: Jun 3, 2010
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Sterling County will conduct the Sterling County Brush and Ecology Program starting at 6 p.m. on June 24 in the Sterling County Community Center in Sterling City, Texas.

The host for the free event is the Sterling County Range and Livestock Committee.

One Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit can be earned by attendees.

"We'll be targeting our three main noxious plant species: mesquite, cedar, and pricklypear," says Chad Coburn, AgriLife Extension agent in Sterling County. "But rather than just discuss what herbicide to use and how much is needed to control a particular species, we will go more in-depth and talk about how each grows and reproduces. We'll also show how knowing that information can be used to the best advantage when it comes to controlling the plant during its most vulnerable stage."

Dr. Allan McGinty, AgriLife Extension veteran range specialist, San Angelo, Texas, will be the featured speaker.

Coburn says producers are encouraged to bring plant specimens with them to the program for identification.

For more, call Coburn at 325-378-3181.