HOUSTON—Texas Cooperative Extension of Harris County will present a series of lectures on pasture management and hay meadow systems throughout 2007. Each workshop in the five-part series will be repeated at four locations throughout the county: East Harris Community Center, Hockley Community Center, May Community Center and the Bear Creek Extension Auditorium.

The agronomy lecture series kicked off in February with the Pesticide Labels and Integrated Pest Management workshop. Other workshops this year will be:

- Soil Fertility, Fertilizers and Pesticide Use Reduction in April.

- Compost and Other Bio-Based Plant Nutrient Sources in June.

- Managing Pasture and Hay Meadow Systems in August.

- Plant Identification, Forage Management and Weed Control in September.

All workshops will be held from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m., and continuing education units are offered on each topic for participants who complete the workshop.

"There are residents who own small acreage operations on edges of Harris County, and some of them have never owned rural property before," said Wayne Thompson, county Extension agent for agriculture. "This lecture series gives all operations – big or small – basic information to help them be more productive."

To register or for more information, call Diana Todd at 281-855-5600 or visit http://harris-tx.tamu.edu/anr/docs/2007agronomy.pdf .