Oct 15, 2020 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Add to calendar)
9055 Airport Road Conroe, TX 77303

We invite you to join us for this year’s Southeast Texas Grounds Maintenance Conference. We continue to improve our annual program based on suggestions from conference attendees. This year we have expanded the educational program to make it even more valuable to our participants.

We have included special sessions for PCOs (fire ants update, landscape disease problems, herbicides, turfgrass selection.) We hope you can join us for this top notch, intensive day of training, specially designed to serve the diverse needs of the Grounds Maintenance Industry.

Participants are not required to attend the entire conference to receive CEU credits for the sessions they attend.

Continuing Education Credits pending: review TDA-2 IPM, 1 Laws and Regs, 2 General SPCB-1 Weed, 1 Pest, 1 IPM, 1 Laws and Regs, 1 Lawn & Ornamental

Note: Covid-19 Concerns: Social distancing will be practiced and hand sanitizer will be available. The situation will be monitored by the Committee and all registered participants will be notified of any changes in procedure. For that reason, please include a valid email address on all registration forms.

Registration is limited.

Registration Information:

Participants are encouraged to pay online:

  • EARLY $70 per person, includes 1 meal ticket (by Oct. 8): https://earlygm.eventbrite.com
  • LATE $90 per person (after Oct. 8): https://lategm.eventbrite.com

Make checks payable to:

Montgomery County Horticulture Committee

For more information call: April Fagan, Conference Secretary Montgomery County Extension Office (936) 539-7822


Conference Schedule:

7:30-8:15 Registration & Refreshments

8:15-8:30 Welcome and Conference Instructions


8:30-9:30 Turf Grass Management


Dr. Kevin Ong, Professor and Associate Department Head Director – Texas Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


9:40-10:40 Feral Hog Management and Control


Dr. Jim Cathey, Associate Director Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


10:40-11:00 Break (Visit with vendors)


11:00 –12:00 Weed and Brush Management

SPCB– Weed TDA-Gen

Matt Matocha, Extension Program Specialist — Weed Science, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch: Included in Registration Fee (Visit with vendors)


1:00-2:00 Update on Laws & Regulations


Dr. Don Renchie, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


2:00-2:15 Break (Visit with vendors)


2:15-3:15 Insect Pest Management


Molly Keck, Extension Entomologist: Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension


3:15-3:25 Closing Comments/Surveys/Certificates


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