Forage samples are ground and only a small spoonful of each is analyzed in laboratories.
Soil characteristics, fertilizer recommendations, forage nutritive value and toxicity concerns, as well as water quality, will be discussed in a Dec. 5 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
The webinar will focus on soil, water and forage testing, featuring Tony Provin, AgriLife Extension soil chemist at College Station. Provin will also will talk about sample collection and what can be expected from sample results submitted to the Texas A&M University Testing Laboratory.
Part of the monthly Texas Range Webinar Series conducted by AgriLife Extension’s ecosystem science and management unit, the webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. (CST), according to Pete Flores, webinar coordinator in College Station.
Participants seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units must each pay a $10 fee on the website. For all others, the webinar is free, Flores says. Licensed agricultural private pesticide applicators can earn one general continuing education unit.
This and other webinars in the series can be accessed at http://naturalresourcewebinars.tamu.edu.
For more information, contact Flores at Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu.
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