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Speaker: Dr. Becky Bowling, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

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    Educational Programs @ Nursery/Landscape EXPO'22

    Date / Time:  Wednesday, August 10, 7:45 am - 8:45 am
    Session Title:   TCEQ CEU Session: Water Efficiency in Landscapes
    Education CEUs:  TCEQ: 1 TNLA: 1

    Must be registered for Wednesday Education CEU sessions to attend. Please note, to receive a full 8 hours of TCEQ CEUs you must attend these sessions for the full day! room 302 AB Tackle water-use efficiency with a systems-based approach that considers appropriate soil management, site preparation, plant selection, and general management practices to not only reduce water inputs, but create a more resilient landscape overall. Additional tips and resources will also be shared to help educate and engage clientele in water-efficient practices that align and support professional efforts. With Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas AgriLife Extension

    Date / Time:  Wednesday, August 10, 2:35 pm - 3:35 pm
    Session Title:   TDA CEU Session: Water and Weed Management – Identify Issues Before the Arise and Know How to Treat Them
    Education CEUs:  TDA: 1 TNLA: 1

    Must be registered for Wednesday Education CEU sessions to attend. Please note, to receive a full 7 hours of TDA CEUs you must attend these sessions for the full day! This 1-hour program considers the impact of irrigation practices, rainfall, and soil characteristics on weed ecology and herbicide movement in turfgrass systems. Audiences will get a review of how too much or too little water can lead to the spread of select hard-to-control weeds and how modifying cultural practices can significantly reduce weed pressure. There will be additional discussion on how soil moisture and post-application watering practices can influence off-target movement of herbicides through soil movement, runoff and volatilization/drift. With Dr. Becky Bowling, Texas AgriLife Extension


    Dr. Becky Bowling,

    Assistant Professor Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist - Urban Water
    Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

    Extension Responsibilities (70%):
    Dr. Bowling works jointly with AgriLife Research and with AgriLife Extension’s extensive network of Specialists, Regional Program Leaders, and County Extension Agents to develop and deliver outreach programming and resources to critical audiences on the topics of environmental stewardship, water conservation and water quality protection for urban landscapes and beyond. Through her work, Dr. Bowling strives to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of influential stakeholders and regulatory agencies to ensure that the urban water Extension program reflects the needs and priorities of its diverse clientele throughout the state.

    Research Responsibilities (30%):
    Dr. Bowling’s research is focused on improving water-use efficiency and infiltration in urban landscapes through a combination of applied and social science research efforts. Her specific areas of interest include improving infiltration in urban landscapes and incorporating this into an integrated approach for water conservation through collaborations with scientists in Horticulture, Turfgrass Science, Soil Science, and Engineering. She also has an interest in strengthening Extension outreach efforts through social science by evaluating potential barriers to behavioral intervention in urban landscape management.

    Office: Dallas
    Phone: (972) 231-5362
    Graduate Education ... Ph.D. - Crop Sciences, University of Georgia, 2017

    Texas A&M AgriLife ... Urban agriculture & forestry, water & land resources, healthy living
    The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas is a scientific research campus and headquarters for public teaching. Texas A&M AgriLife researchers and extension specialists at Dallas work to advance three areas: urban agriculture and forestry, water and land resources, and healthy living.

    Address:     17360 Coit Rd. Dallas, TX 75252
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    Phone:    (972) 231-5362   FAX:  (972) 952-9216