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Nutrient Management Seminar set
Rising costs for fertilizer are creating challenges for South Texas producers, making soil testing for nutrients more important than ever in support of growing forage and row crops. In response to this need, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices of Bee, Karnes, and Wilson counties and their respective agricultural committees will host a Nutrient Management Seminar Thursday, Oct.18, in Kenedy.
The Nutrient Management Symposium, sponsored by Johnson Bender & Co. and the Karnes County Producers Co-operative, will be held at 2 p.m. in the Kenedy City Hall, located at 303 W. Main St.
AgriLife Extension speakers and the topics to be addressed during the symposium include:
•Dr. Dan Fromme, agronomist -- nutrient management in Karnes County.
•Dr Larry Redmon, forage specialist -- nutrient management of forage crops.
•Dr. Megan Dominguez-Clayton, range specialist -- nutrient management of rangelands.
Other speakers include:
•Benny Martinez of Dow AgroSciences, who will give a product update.
•Philip Benavides of the Texas Department of Agriculture, who will give a Laws and Regulation update.
•Willis Johnson of Johnson Bender & Co. will provide a brief presentation on financial management and charitable contributions.
The program will conclude at 7 p.m. with a catered meal. Cost for the program will be $15 with five Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Units available.
For more information and to register, call the Karnes County Extension office at 830-780-3906.
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