Texas producers can learn how to fight field sandbur, often called grass bur, using Pastora herbicide during a March 7 webinar from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service.

“Unfortunately, there have been limited options in the past for controlling sandburs in pastures and hay meadows,” says Vanessa Corriher, Extension forage specialist in Overton. But Pastora, from DuPont, can be utilized to combat that annual summer weed as well as other weeds – all to be discussed at the webinar.

Small burs from sandbur seed heads can contaminate feeds and hay, making them less appetizing to livestock. Sandbur, adapted to dry, sandy soils, also delays bermudagrass establishment and reduces its forage yield and quality.

The hour-long webinar, which starts at noon (CST), is part of a monthly series held by Extension’s ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is $10 for anyone seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units and free for everyone else.

The webinar and others in the series can be accessed at naturalresourcewebinars.org. For webinar help, contact webinar coordinator Brittany Grube at Brittany.grube@agnet.tamu.edu.