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High Plains brush management symposium scheduled Oct. 15

Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M Communications

September 29, 2008

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A brush management symposium for High Plains and Rolling Plains landowners is scheduled for Oct. 15 in Clarendon, said Texas AgriLife Extension Service county agents.

The High Plains Brush Management Symposium will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in the Bairfield Activity Center, located on the northwest corner of Clarendon College, said Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension agricultural agent in Roberts County.

Six continuing education units will be offered at the day-long symposium sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in the region. It will conclude at 4:30 p.m.

Dow AgroSciences, DuPont, the Panhandle Plains Land Bank, Precision Brush Control and other industry supporters will sponsor the noon meal.

This symposium will provide a comprehensive look at brush management practices, both chemical and mechanical, as well as provide economic perspectives on controlling brush, said Leonard Haynes, AgriLife Extension agricultural agent in Donley County.

Many leading experts in the industry will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the very best brush management strategies, Haynes said.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program will be discussed, as well as: mechanical and chemical control of mesquite and cedar; precision brush management using global information systems; brush management in conservation reserve program lands; yucca, cholla and broom snakeweed control; herbicide management of sand shinoak and other brush species; prescribed burning; biological control of saltcedar; and utilizing mesquite as a biofuel.

Advanced registration is requested by Oct. 7. To register or get more information, contact Haynes at 806-874-2141 or [email protected].

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