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Grant County Extension offers free private pesticide training, license testing

SILVER CITY New Mexico State University's Grant County Extension office hosting a free private pesticide training and license testing on Thursday, March 27, at its 2610 N. Silver St. office.


The training led by Grant County Extension director Pete Walden and Lonnie Mathews, Extension specialist, will begin at 3 p.m. A toxic plant workshop will begin at 5 p.m. Dinner will be included.

Topics of discussion during the workshop will include:
? Herbicidal recommendations on irrigated pastures by Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist at NMSU's Tucumcari Agriculture Science Center.
? Latest research on toxicity of Loco's as well as livestock bio-security issues related to plants by David Graham, Union County Extension director.
? Identification of toxic plants by Sam Smallidge, Extension range management specialist.
? Noxious and invasive species by Walden.
? Symptoms and treatments of toxic plant poisoning by John Wenzel, Extension veterinarian.
? Herbicidal recommendations on range land by Keith Duncan, Extension brush and weed specialist.

To register, please call (575) 388-1559 before March 26.