Integrated Pest Management

AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct. 21

I want to share this announcement with all of our Wharton County Ag Extension contacts.  Yes, Lubbock is far from Wharton County, but I wanted you to be aware of this event as the effort to bring back the Ag Waste Collection events began right here in Wharton County.  Maybe you can pass this along to fellow farmers and ranchers in the Lubbock area.


AgriLife Extension agricultural pesticide waste collection set Oct. 21

Drive-up, drop-off event at South Plains Fairgrounds


The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding an agricultural pesticide waste collection event Oct. 21 in Lubbock in partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture. The event will run from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the South Plains Fairgrounds at 105 E. Broadway.

Agricultural pesticide waste containers will be accepted during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pickup Oct. 21.

“If you have unwanted, surplus agricultural pesticides this is an opportunity to safely and properly dispose of them,” said Danny Nusser, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, Amarillo/Lubbock. “We’re glad to be able to offer this service to producers in our local community and surrounding regions.”

This is a drive-up service and those dropping off will remain inside their vehicles. Pesticides need to be in their original containers, even if the label is not present. Unknown pesticides will be tested onsite.

Items that will be accepted include outdated, discontinued or unwanted agricultural pesticides; insecticides; herbicides; fungicides; rodenticides; nematicides; growth regulators; empty, triple-rinsed plastic pesticide containers; and empty or partial metal drums.

Unacceptable items include explosive ordinances and ammunition; petroleum-based products; paints; medical wastes; radioactive substances; household pesticides, chemicals and waste; tires; fertilizers; propane or butane cylinders; chlorinated hydrocarbons; fumigant canisters; used motor oil and other automobile fluids; auto batteries; empty totes; methyl-bromide cylinders; and dioxins.

For questions or additional information contact the AgriLife Extension office in Lubbock at 806-775-1740.


Susan Himes

Susan Himes is a communications specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Research based in San Angelo. She primarily writes news releases and feature articles about AgriLife events and faculty in West Texas, but also covers AgriLife stories statewide.


Corrie P. Bowen
County Extension Agent – Agriculture & Natural Resources
Wharton County

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 might have much of the world social distancing, but agricultural crops still must be planted, and producers still have regulations to follow. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is ready to help the process.

Agricultural producers needing auxin training can still turn to AgriLife Extension for their continuing education credits, CEUs, despite the COVID-19 cancellation of all in-person meetings and trainings. This auxin training qualifies for one CEU of laws and regulations. To receive a certificate of completion for the course, participants must obtain a score of 100% on the online Auxin Specific Applicator Test. The learner may retake the test as often as is necessary.

To access the Online Auxin Training, please click on this direct link.


To view the AgriLife Extension notice about Auxin and CEU trainings, please click on the link below:


If you have any questions, please contact the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310 or


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