Opportunities & Webinars
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomology
Cicada killer wasps are common in Texas and elsewhere and are being submitted for identification as possible Asian giant hornets (murder hornets).
This short video explains how to tell them apart.
Extension Entomology, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, 2020.
Note: The photo credits are incorrect. All USDA photos should be credited as Hanna Royls (USDA Aphis PPQ IPT), specimens provided by Colorado State University’s C. P. Gillete Museum. We apologize for this error.
Private Applicator Training
March 26, 2021
Burleson County Extension Office
Click here for more information.
Monthly RWFM Stewardship Webinars
Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management (RWFM) Stewardship Series will host monthly webinars on the first Thursday of every month at noon CST. Topics will consist of rangeland science, wildlife management, and aquaculture. Each webinar will qualify for 1 General CEU from the Texas Department of Agriculture for Pesticide License applicators, unless otherwise specified.
Click here for the line-up of webinars.
Monthly Aquatic Webinars
Each webinar will be the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, lasting an hour with 30 mins for questions at the end. Registration included in the link featured on each date/title.
March 16, 2021: Fish Management Strategies by Dr. Todd Sink
Join us for a how-to educational program on fish management strategies for ponds and lakes as we cover the pond food chain, what it takes to grow abundant or large fish, fertilization programs, fish feeds and feeding fish, sampling the fish population, many common problems that can be found within a fish population, and how to determine if your pond is suffering from stunted fish. We will also cover the maximum fish production, trophy bass, trophy bluegill/sunfish, trophy catfish, and black crappie management strategies that can be employed in your pond or lake. Finally we will conclude with the types of structure and fish attractors that can be added to a lake to improve fishing.
April 20, 2021: Aquatic Herbicides & Permitting by Brittany Chesser
Join us for an in-depth program as we cover the 15 aquatically approved herbicides, their common uses, modes of action, and differences between terrestrial herbicides for a better understanding when making management decisions. We will also cover frequently asked questions on aquatic herbicide use including water restrictions ( i.e. “Can I still eat my fish?”, “Is this toxic to my fish”). Lastly, we will go over what type of permitting you may or may not need for aquatic vegetation management in lakes or ponds.
May 18, 2021: Water Quality for Fisheries Management
We will cover what is water quality, how do you determine water quality, the link between water quality and chemistry, why you should worry about water quality for your fish. Most people are surprised to learn how critical water quality is for their fish, how many different water quality factors can impact their fish (often in unusual ways), that toxic organisms in their pond can kill their fish, livestock, or companion animals, and how minor amendments to water quality can drastically improve their fishery. We will also cover what is tested during a standard water quality test, how each parameter tested affects your fish, how to fix any issues found during the test, how to apply treatments, and how to have your water quality tested.
June 15, 2021: Aquatic Vegetation: Beneficial or Pest? by Brittany Chesser
Join us for an in-depth conversation on the pros and cons with having aquatic vegetation in your pond or lake. We will cover the top beneficial aquatic plants which may add aesthetic value or have wildlife value; along with covering the top nuisance species (native and non-native) which could pose a threat to your pond or lake. If you would like your aquatic vegetation identified and discussed during the presentation, please send high quality, up close photos, against a light background to email@example.com before June 13, 2021.
For more events, offered state-wide, visit the AgriLife Extension Calendar