Free mesquite control tour offered

On May 17, 2012 in Abilene, Dow AgroSciences will be introducing The New Standard in Mesquite Control. Mesquite is one of the toughest, most invasive brush species in the world. Left alone, it tends to increase in density and detrimental effect. It thrives – even through drought – on 74 million acres of the Southwest, most of that in Texas.Now, mesquite control makes its first scientific advance in 25 years with the introduction of the new Sendero™ herbicide from Dow AgroSciences. Compared to the current standard, Sendero provides improvement both in percentage root kill and consistency of control. It is the “New Standard in Mesquite Control” to replace the long-used tank mix of Reclaim® herbicide with Remedy® herbicide.Even with Sendero, spraying mesquite under prescription condition is critical to success. It’s more than a matter of season. Not every year provides the conditions needed. So how does 2012 look?Come early to the 2012 Range & Pasture Heritage Tour in Abilene on May 17 and learn about Sendero and control prospects this year. Those participating will tour the Antilley Ranch and see Sendero first hand that was applied in 2011. Specialist from Dow AgroSciences, NRCS and Extension will be on hand to answer any questions. The tour is free, lunch will be provide, but please RSVP by May 14, 2012 by using the following online registration site: interested can also call the Taylor County Extension office at (325) 672-6048 and ask for Tammie or Amy.