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Grafting/Pruning Workshop

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be hosting 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. Participants can expect to learn the latest techniques and best management practices for grafting and pruning […]

Beef Cattle Browsing

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The following link will take you to this month’s edition of Browsing: http://animalscience.tamu.edu/beef-cattle-browsing-march-2015/. In this edition you will find the following:  Cattle are Getting Bigger and Bigger Protocols for Artificial Insemination Performance and Reproductive Measures to Predict Fertility in Heifers Beef Imports and Exports Effects of Nutrient Restriction During Pregnancy Value of Pre-Conditioned Calves Extending Shelf […]

Beekeeping Field Day Cancelled

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

The Beekeeping Field Day planned for Saturday, April 18th at Bee Creek Ranch in Pipe Creek has been cancelled.  The cooperator lost all their hives last week due to causes still unknown.  Our hope is to plan a similar event for sometime in the future.  Thanks for your understanding.

Setting a Stocking Rate/Financial Considerations for Restocking or Destocking

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Call today to reserve your seat for a very timely and informative program Tuesday, April 14th from 6-8 pm at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  Dr. Bob Lyons and Dr. Rick Machen will discuss several components to include range health, carrying capacity, grazable acres, how and when to restock, ect….  1 hour of General CEU credit will […]

Mesquite Webinar

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Getting Ready to Treat Mesquite Presenter: Dr. Bob Lyons Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Credit: 1 TDA Pesticide CEU – Integrated Pest Management Description: It’s that time of year again!  Learn the latest information about treating mesquite this summer.  The webinar will discuss the right timing based on […]

Feral Hogs Present Disease Risk for Livestock and People

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

The following article was published through the Noble Foundation’s March edition of Ag News and Views. Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation’s feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission. Pathogens of most concern […]

Texas Community Futures Forum Results

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Recently, we completed the Texas Community Futures Forum (TCFF) process for Bandera County.  In short, the process is designed to bring together community leaders and identify/discuss key issues facing the county in the next 3-5 years as it relates to four areas – Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human Sciences, Community and Economic Development and Youth.  Thanks to the individuals […]

Leaf Cutter Ant Control

Monday, March 9th, 2015

I generally get several telephone calls concerning leaf cutting ants.  Our options for control are rather limited.  The following recommendations were provided by Dr. Joe Masabni, Extension Small Acreage Vegetable Specialist in College Station. Organic options: This publication (http://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/5/3/439/htm) has some useful information. Here’s a summary of that publication: Cultural/Mechanical control Excavate the young next and capture […]

Bennett Land Stewardship Conference

Monday, March 9th, 2015

KERRVILLE – New, relatively new or absentee landowners in the Hill Country will have an opportunity to get an extensive education on managing natural resources at the second annual Bennett Land Stewardship Conference April 23-24. “Keys to Hill Country Living” will be at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville. It […]

Beekeeping Field Day

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Mark your calendar for a Beekeeping Field Day Saturday, April 18th at Bee Creek Ranch Apiary, 2222 FM 1283, in Pipe Creek.  Two sessions will be offered, 10 AM – Noon and 2 – 4 PM.  Presenters at the Field Day will include Bee Creek Ranch Apiarists and Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension program specialist, integrated pest […]