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Ornamental, turf grass conference set in Amarillo

The Clarendon Enterprise of Clarendon, Texas

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AMARILLO The Texas A & M Agri Life Extension Service's annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M Agri Life Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo."This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the landscape around buildings, schools and other public structures and grounds," said Nathan Carr, Agri Life Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the program from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is $10 per person.

Program participants are requested to RSVP by contacting the Agri Life Extension office of Potter County at 806-373-0713 by Feb. 25.

Five Texas Department of Agriculture private applicator continuing education units will be offered - one general, two integrated pest management, one drift and one laws and regulations. Topics will include:

Insect ID: Good bugs, bad bugs and when to control insects and how to manage or control the applications - Blaine Reed, Agri Life Extension integrated pest management agent in Swisher County.

Management of trees in an urban landscape and urban pests

Vikram Baliga, Agri Life Extension horticultural agent in Lubbock County.

Lawn and garden weed identification and management methods

Dr. Russ Wallace, Agri Life Extension vegetable specialist, Lubbock Control, safety and management of rodents, such as prairie dogs and gophers - Jim Knuth, Liphatech representative, Council Bluff, Iowa.

Laws and regulations: the importance of management of record keeping - Levon Harmon, Texas Department of Agriculture retiree.

For more information, contact Carr at 806-373-0713 or

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Original Publication Date: January 29, 2015

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