COMANCHE — The Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Comanche County will host the "Central Texas Silage Production Seminar" Feb. 3 at the Comanche Community Center, Comanche.

The educational event will address the production of corn and forage sorghums for silage production, said Whit Weems, AgriLife Extension agent for Comanche County.

Registration is free, includes lunch, and participants will receive two continuing education units toward renewal of their Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator license, one in the general category and one in integrated pest management, he said.

“Additionally, participants will receive one hour of DOPA (Dairy Outreach Program Area) credit,” Weems said.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting should conclude by 3 p.m., Weems said.

Speakers will include Dr. Brent Bean, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Amarillo; Dr. Paul Baumann, AgriLife Extension weed specialist, College Station; and Dr. Chris Sansone, AgriLife Extension entomologist, San Angelo.

“Dr. Bean will address silage production and focus on varieties, seed-bed preparation, seeding rates, water requirements and other management practices,” Weems said.

Baumann’s talk will be on weed management in corn and forage sorghum production. Sansone will provide information on integrated pest management for silage crops.

The Comanche Community Center is located at 100 Indian Creek Drive. Heading west on U.S. Hwy 377/67, go to the west side of Comanche. Indian Creek Drive is on the left after crossing the overpass. The Comanche Community Center will be the first building on the left.

Program sponsors include AgTexas Farm Credit Services, Central Texas Farm Credit, Comanche Electric Cooperative, Comanche National Bank, Farley Farm Supply, Ferti-Tex Ag Services, Gore Bros. AgriService Center, M & D Aerial, Shamrock Fertilizer, Stockman Seed & Fertilizer, SureGrow Ag Products and Zinpro Corporation.

For more information, contact Weems at 325-356-2539 or w-weems@tamu.edu .