The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Jones County will conduct their Weed and Brush Management Seminar for Pasture and Rangelands from 8:30 a.m. until noon March 25 in the Lawrence Hall Activity Center at 801 23rd St. in Anson.

“Controlling unwanted weeds and brush in our pastures is a constant battle,” said Steve Estes, AgriLife Extension agent in Jones County. “The purpose of this workshop is to acquaint our producers with the latest, best and most cost effective control methods now available. There are some new products out there this season, so if anyone has been out of the loop regarding the new herbicides now available, this workshop would be well worth their time if controlling weeds and brush is in their future.”

Individual registration is $10 and includes a catered meal. Estes asks those planning to attend to preregister by March 21 by calling the AgriLife Extension office in Jones County at 325-823-2432.  More workshop information can also be obtained at that number.

Three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, two integrated pest management and one general, will be available for those with a private applicators license.

The program topics to be presented by AgriLife Extension personnel and company representatives will include:

– Weed Identification and Management, Ralph Porter, Dow AgroSciences, Abilene.

– Brush Control Options, Dr.


Morgan Russell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.

– Herbicide Options for Range and Pasture, Gerald Hobson, DuPont, Peaster, and Porter.

– Pasture Recovery Following Drought, Russell.

– Seasonal Weather Outlook-Patterns and Predictions, Randy Turner, chief meteorologist, KRBC-TV, Abilene.

– Maximizing Forage Utilization for Livestock, Tony Ballinger, beef specialist, ADM Alliance Nutrition, Morgan Mill.

The workshop will conclude after lunch.

For more information contact Estes at 325-823-2432,