Weed and Brush Management

The following material was written by Larry A. Redmon, Paul A. Baumann and Vanessa Corriher-Olson State Forage Specialist, State Weed Specialist and Extension Forage Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service College Station and Overton. A common pasture management problem faced by most Texas hay and/or livestock producers is weed and brush infestation. Weed species effectively compete with […]

Need Pesticide CEUs?

As a Private Pesticide Applicator, it’s important to remember the continuing education unit (CEU) requirements.  Private applicators are expected to obtain 15 hours of credit over a five year period with 2 hours in laws and regulations and 2 hours in integrated pest management.  CEUs can be obtained through a number of venues however,  the most common […]

Residential Water Conservation

Please make plans to join us for an informative presentation tomorrow evening, Tuesday, May 12th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  Topics will include: Landscape Irrigation and Greywater Use – Dr. Calvin Finch, Director of the Urban Water Program for the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources in San Antonio Water Conservation […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams Program

A Lone Star Healthy Streams Program (Agricultural Water Conservation) is planned for June 3 at the Mansfield Park Rec Center, 2886 Hwy 16 N in Bandera. This event is part of the Water Workshops that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District are partnering on.  Additional program sponsors include Bandera Electric Cooperative Inc., […]

Beef Cattle Browsing Newsletter

The following link will take you to this months edition of Browsing:    http://animalscience.tamu.edu/beef-cattle-browsing-april-2015/. Click on the link or copy and paste the link in your web address bar. In this edition you will find the following: The Mediterranean Diet – It’s Not Meat Free Joint Genetic Evaluation by Some Breeds Feedyard Dust and Antimicrobial Resistance […]

Water Workshops Right Around the Corner!

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will partner with the Bandera County River Authority & Groundwater District to present the five-part 2015 Bandera Water Workshops series over the coming months. Sponsors of the program include Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc., the Ranchers and Landowners Association of Texas and Hill Country Alliance. Workshop specifics are as follows: – […]

Aquaponics Program Nearing

How many of you are familiar with the term aquaponics?  Many of us have likely heard the term but may not exactly clear on what it actually means. In short, aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. Aquaponics uses no chemicals, requires one tenth or 10% of the water […]

Grafting/Pruning Workshop

Join us for a Fruit and Nut Tree Grafting and Pruning Workshop on Tuesday, May 5th from 9-11 a.m. at Love Creek Apple Orchard in Medina.  The orchard is located at 13495 State Hwy. 16. Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Horticulturist from Uvalde will discuss the latest techniques and best management practices for grafting and pruning trees.  The […]

Veterinary Entomology Newsletter

A very good read below with several articles of interest.  Enjoy! April_2015_Newsletter

Farm Pond Management Seminar

With some much needed rains this spring, hopefully everyone’s ponds have benefitted and caught some valuable runoff. Along with that runoff will come some unwanted pondweeds. What does a healthy pond look like and how do I maintain it? Maintaining a healthy and growing pond is a difficult task in the hill country of Texas.  […]