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Pest management training approaches
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Agriculture specialists will address management of pests in peanuts, grains, pine trees, cattle, blueberries and landscapes during a day-long workshop on Feb. 10 in Raymond.
The annual pest management workshop will take place at Mississippi State University’s Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center auditorium. Registration is $10 and begins at 8 a.m., and the program begins at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will conclude by 4:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered include: fungicide use in peanuts and corn, insect pests of stored grain, pine tree insect pests, integrated pest management in peanuts and soybeans, economically important parasites in cattle, blueberry herbicides and consulting in the landscape industry.
The program will serve as training and re-certification for agricultural consultants as well as in-service training for county directors and area agents in Extension. The program has also been approved to provide four hours of continuing education units in pest management under the Certified Crop Advisors Program.
For more information on the six-hour workshop, contact local Extension offices or David Ingram at (601) 857-2284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.