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A Pecan/Pond Management Program will be held Friday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bugg Farms, located at 1287 C.R. 314 near Sutherland Springs.
Topics include pond and aquatic weed management and fertilization; pond recover and restocking after drought; feral hog management around ponds; and pecan establishment, fertility, and insects. Cost is $25 per person.
Three Continuing Education Units -- one general and two Integrated Pest Management -- will be given.
Deadline to register is Thursday, April 24, by contacting Julie at the Wilson County AgriLife Extension Service office at 830-393-7357 or the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Service office at 830-303-3889.
Attendees are asked to take your own lawn chair and wear cool clothes for the outside program.
Applicator license news
Anyone with a Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) commercial, non-commercial, or private applicators license are reminded that the TDA will no longer accept driver license or Social Security numbers to sign up for credit hours. When attending a Continuing Education Unit course, take your applicator license or applicator license number with you.
A Streamside Management workshop is set for Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm located in Boerne.
This in-depth workshop by wildlife biologist Steve Nelle will cover management techniques that reduce erosion, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve water quality. Recently retired from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Nelle is considered one of Texas’ foremost experts on managing riparian areas.
Participants also will learn techniques to repair damaged stream sides, encourage healthy, productive ecosystems, and help maintain stream flows during drought. The workshop will include a visit to Cibolo Creek to observe healthy stream dynamics in the field.
The workshop costs $35, $30 for Cibolo Nature Center members with advance registration at www.cibolo.org/calendar.
The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is located on 160 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park. For more information, call 830-249-4616.
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