Brown Patch

DISEASE SYMPTOMS: Circular or irregular shaped patches of light brown, thinned grass; turfgrass can be yellowish and may have a smoke-ring on outside edge – especially in the morning hours on cool season grasses; turf in the center of the ring may recover, leaving a ring effect; spreads rapidly; patches up to several yards in […]

Mosquito Control Options

Writer: Robert Burns (903) 834-6191, Source: Dr. Jimmy Olson (979) 845-5037, When it comes to mosquito control devices, about the only thing that works is common sense, says an entomologist with Texas A&M University. Meanwhile, many Texas citizens are using devices or controls costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars that may offer only marginal […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, July 7th from 8-12 noon.  The location of the training is pending on the status of repairs at the Extension Office.  The training is for individuals interested in purchasing and applying restricted use pesticides on their own property.  The cost […]

Conservation, Crops and Critters Workshop

The Bandera County SWCD along with several cooperating agencies will be hosting a workshop on Friday, June 12th.  The location has changed from the Mansfield Park Rec Center to the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Bandera.  The address is 1103 Cedar Street.  Four hours of CEU credit will be offered.  Cost is $20/person.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  […]

Beef Herd Health Management Calendar

The attached document is a great resource.  Enjoy! Copy of calendar

Beef 706

Do you consider yourself a cattle producer or a beef producer?  You may consider yourself both.  But ultimately your cattle will be harvested, sold through a retail or foodservice outlet, and enjoyed by a consumer.  Being a beef producer is not something we think about on a continual basis, but we probably should.Here’s what last […]

Beef Cattle Browsing

The following link will take you to this months edition of Browsing: Click on the link or copy and paste the link in your web address bar. In this edition you will find the following:  WTO Rejects COOL Again Relationship Between Genomically-Predicted and Actual Yield and Quality Grade Effect of Beginning Progesterone Status on […]

Forage Fax Update

For the first time in a while, not a single county in Texas is in Extreme or Exceptional Drought conditions (according to the latest US Drought Monitor). All of this extra rainfall has been appreciated but has also been cursed by many crop and hay producers. So what does all this rainfall mean for our […]

Healthy Streams Program – June 3rd

If you are planning on participating in the Healthy Stream Program June 3rd, please take a minute to contact the Extension Office at 830-796-7755 and sign up.  RSVPs are crucial in order for us to plan accordingly for attendance, meals and program materials. Note that the meeting location WILL NOT BE IN THE REC CENTER as previously mentioned.  We’re […]

Extension Office Relocation

As a result of recent rains, the Bandera County Extension Office was flooded.  Consequently, we have temporarily moved our offices to the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  I expect we will be at this new location several weeks.  The old telephone number 830-796-7755 still works and will ring the Rec Center.  Please be patient with us […]