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Multi-County New Landowner Educational Series – August Program
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$20.00
August Program – Bees and Trees – Washington County
The August meeting for the 2019 series will take place on Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility located at 1305 E Blue Bell Road in Brenham. Beekeeping continues to be a hot topic, especially for medium to small acreage landowners. Before you jump in head-first and order the equipment and a hive of bees, come learn what to expect! We will hear from several area beekeepers on what it takes to raise honeybees in this area of Texas, some of the challenges they face, and what they’ve found to be good solutions. In addition to bees we will take a portion of the afternoon to talk trees! In Texas and especially in our part of Texas trees are a valuable commodity that landowners care about and strive to keep them healthy and vigorous. Come learn about tree biology, how to recognize common tree problems, and how to manage for tree health. We will “leaf” no question unanswered, discussing planting, pruning, watering, fertilizer, insect and disease control. Additionally, if you wish to have a tree (or several trees) identified from your property, feel free to bring a sample. Any plant sample need to be as fresh as possible; we recommend bringing about an 18” section of branch or twig that includes leaves, flowers, seeds, or fruit (if applicable). Also, having some pictures of the whole tree and the bark will help to make positive identifications. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity! Two CEUs (1 General, 1 IPM) will be offered for all licensed pesticide applicators.
For more information please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Austin County (979-865-2072), Colorado County (979-732-2082), Fayette County (979-968-5831), or Washington County (979-277-6212). Registration materials and more information can also be found on our website, https://agrilife.org/coastalbend/nlo/