Texas A&M turfgrass program set for March 22

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a turfgrass management program for professionals on March 22 in New Braunfels.

The program, presented by Texas A&M’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences and the AgriLife Extension office in Comal County, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office at 325 Resource Drive.

The cost is $125, and individuals can register by visiting the AgriLife Extension office in Comal County or calling 830-620-3440.

There will be five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units for pesticide applicators available, including one laws and regulations, one pest management and three general units.

Coffee, snacks and lunch will be provided.

The program will cover turfgrass best management practices, such as irrigation and pesticide label interpretation. A pesticide and fertilizer application calculations workshop will also be included in the program.

“This short course is designed for turfgrass professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of turfgrass systems and best management practices,” said Manuel Chavarria, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Bryan-College Station. “The objective is to empower turfgrass managers to make confident, well-informed decisions through a combination of applied and theoretical knowledge.”

The responsible management of turfgrass, especially implementing best management practices for fertilizers and pesticides, is a crucial part of environmental stewardship, Chavarria said. This course will contribute to stakeholder education and investment in protecting local water quality. For more information about the program, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Comal County at 830-620-3440 or comal-tx@tamu.edu, or Annalee Epps at 979-321-5921 or geronimo.alligator@ag.tamu.edu.

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