The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Comanche County will host the "Central Texas Silage Production Seminar" Feb. 3 at the Comanche Community Center in Comanche, Texas.

The educational event will address the production of corn and forage sorghums for silage production, says Whit Weems, AgriLife Extension agent for Comanche County.

Registration is free, includes lunch, and participants will receive two continuing education units toward renewal of their Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license, one in the general category and one in integrated pest management.

“Additionally, participants will receive one hour of DOPA (Dairy Outreach Program Area) credit,” Weems adds.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting should conclude by 3 p.m.

Speakers will include Brent Bean, extension agronomist, Paul Baumann, extension weed specialist and Chris Sansone, extension entomologist.

The presentations will address silage production and focus on varieties, seed-bed preparation, seeding rates, water requirements and other management practices, as well as weed management in corn and forage sorghum production. Information on integrated pest management for silage crops is also on the agenda.

For more information, contact Weems at (325) 356-2539 or email: w-weems@tamu.edu

Source: Texas A&M University