Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Central Texas Grounds Maintenance Workshop

Save the Date!
When:  Friday, October 23, 2015,  8:30 Registration, 9 am - 4 pm Program
Where: Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, 78724
Cost: $60 (through 10/13), $75 (10/14 and on-site), BBQ lunch is included
CEUs: 3 TDA Pesticide CEUs

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co will hold a Grounds Maintenance Workshop on Oct 23, 2015. This conference is in response to our ongoing critical water issues. The general public can attend but the materials presented will be for turf professionals such as those working with municipalities, including parks departments; golf courses; and large and commercial landscape maintenance firms.

The goal of the workshop is to share best practices for water conservation; pesticides and protective equipment; fertilization and weed & disease management in turfgrass. Three Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide credits are available to attendees.

 Presentations and speakers will be:
  • Irrigation Practices, Soil Management and LCRA Rebates/Resources,
    Brett Briant, Water Conservation Coordinator, LCRA
  • Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment,
    Daphne Richards Travis County Extension Agent – Horticulture
  • Turfgrass Selection & New Cultivar Releases
    Matt Elmore, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist
  • Turfgrass Management (Insects, Weeds & Diseases)
    Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist

On-line Registration Coming Soon:
Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture, 512.854.9615


Friday, July 24, 2015

Welcome to Green Industry News-Travis County

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