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Upcoming Webinars

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June 1, 2017 • • Dr. Megan Clayton

We will look at some examples of how drones are being used to manage rangelands and uncover the legality and rules for either commercial or hobby use

2017 Texas Range Webinar Series

January 5 – (1 CEU-General) Chemical Suggestion Guide (1466) – Dr. Bob Lyons, Professor, Associate Department Head, and Extension Range Specialist, Uvalde

This webinar will focus on understanding the Extension Range and Pasture Suggestion Guide (ERM-1466) and how to use and understand the recommendations.

February 2 – Understanding Introduced Pasture Fertilization – Dr. Vanessa Corriher Olson, Associate Professor & Extension Forage Specialist, Overton

You will learn how fertilization is key to the persistence, productivity and nutritive value of our introduced pastures and hay meadows in Texas.

March 2 – (1 CEU-IPM) Improving Forage Production through Effective Weed Management – Dr. Josh McGinty, Assistant Professor & Extension Agronomist, Corpus Christi

This webinar is focused on the Integrated Weed Management (IWM) approach for managing weed pests of improved pastures and hay fields.

April 6 – How much forage do I have? – Dr. Emi Kimura, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Vernon

This webinar will help you determine how much forage you have available for livestock and different methods of monitoring the forage resource throughout the year.

May 4 – (1-CEU-General) Ready to control some brush? – Leaf Spraying Options – Dr. Megan Clayton, Professor, Associate Department Head, and Extension Range Specialist, Uvalde

For mesquite and many associated brush species, early summer is the best time to treat with herbicides. Learn how to determine the best timing, how to spray, and what to spray for effective foliar applications.

June 1 – Drones on Rangelands – The Basics – Dr. Megan Clayton, Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist, Corpus Christi

We will look at some examples of how drones are being used to manage rangelands and uncover the legality and rules for either commercial or hobby use.

July 6 – (1-CEU-IPM) Chemical Brush and Weed Treatment Basics – James Jackson, Extension Program Specialist, Stephenville

This webinar will review the proper techniques for mixing herbicides, calibrating sprayers, and conducting stem and cut-stump treatments to control noxious brush plants.

August 3 – The Legume Family: Taxonomy and Important Family Members – Dr. Barron Rector, Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist, College Station

This seminar will cover the importance and taxonomy of the legume family, the plant parts as related to individual species identification, how they are important to our rangeland industry, and will highlight those members considered ‘pests’.

September 7 – (1-CEU-IPM) Understanding and Controlling Invasive Species – Dr. Bill Rogers, Professor in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department at Texas A&M, College Station & Dr. Megan Clayton, Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist, Corpus Christi

This webinar will cover information on the basic ecology of invasive plant species and conclude with practical control methods.

October 5 – Forage Forecasting: Decision Support for Rangeland Systems – Dr. Bill Fox and Dr. Jay Angerer, Associate Professors, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Temple

Land owners/managers must maintain a profit for their ranch, while still making decisions that benefit them in the future. Imagine if you could quickly access a “Forage Forecast” and be able to predict your forage supply 30, 60, 90 days out or accurately know your herd’s nutritional needs for that time frame, leaving you better able to make informed, timely decisions.

November 2 – (1- CEU-IPM) The Tools in our Land Management Toolbox – Dr. Morgan Russell, Assistant Professor & Extension Range Specialist, San Angelo & Dr. Bob Lyons, Professor, Associate Department Head, and Extension Range Specialist, Uvalde

Learn different options for manipulating plants on rangelands, including the benefits and weaknesses of each and when combining treatments may be more effective.

December 7 – Grazing with a purpose – Managing for what you WANT! – Dr. Tim Steffens, Assistant Professor with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and West Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Sciences, Canyon

This presentation will discuss some reasons for and guidelines to help manage when, where, how many, how often, and how long animals use different parts of the landscape and how they can be adaptively applied in different situations to achieve desired outcomes.