>The first installment of the Living on a Few Acres series hosted by OSU starts this evening in Bend.
Experts from OSU Extension, and Oregon Department of Agriculture join forces today at 7 p.m. to address the serious increase of noxious weeds in Central Oregon, and the different types of weed control available.
   In a class presented as part of the annual Living on a Few Acres series, held at the OSU Extension office in Bend, 20365 Empire Ave., participants will learn about success rates of various applications, safety precautions, and minimizing the environmental impact while controlling weeds.
   Speakers Dave Langland from the Dept. of Agriculture along with OSU Extension Agent, Marvin Butler will cover topics from "zero-chemical application" to use of commercial pesticides and herbicides and this class will cover it all.
   The purpose of the Living on a Few Acres series is to provide area residents with the most current information about land management practices. Topics of upcoming programs include information on traditional and specialty crops, livestock and horticultural production, pasture management, soil and water conservation, weed identification and control, small woodland and wildlife management.
   Cost to attend is $5. For more information call Crook County Extension at 447-6228. A complete calendar of events is available upon request from OSU Extension.
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