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Backyard Poultry Program Planned

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Mark your calendar Tuesday, September 22nd 4:00 p.m. for a Backyard Poultry Program at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  This course will provide a broad introduction for those wanting to keep a small flock of laying hens.  Subjects covered will include poultry feeding, housing, health and egg production.  Participants will also learn about the food safety side […]

Beef Cattle Short Course

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The 2015 TAMU Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled for August 3-5th in College Station.  This is an excellent event to take advantage of.  Note: early registration deadline is Thursday, July 30th.  The link below shares more program specifics.  It’s a large file so be patient as it downloads. Online-Mailout

Grasshoppers

Friday, July 24th, 2015

There are about 150 species of grasshoppers in the state of Texas, but 90% of the damage to crops, gardens, trees, and pastures is caused by just 5 species. Grasshoppers deposit their eggs 1/2 to 2 inches below the soil surface in pod-like structures. Each egg pod consists of 20 to 120 eggs. Egg pods […]

Managing Horses in Flood Prone Areas

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

The following Extension publication is hot off the press and offers some valuable tips for managing and caring for horses in flooded areas. Horse-Care-Mgmt-Floods

Abandoned Water Well Plugging Workshop

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Make plans to join us Tuesday, August 11th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bandera County River Authority and Groundwater District Office for an informative program on Plugging Abandoned Water Wells.  One hour of Laws and Regulations CEU credit will be offered to attendees.  See the attached flyer for more information. Abandoned Well Marketing

Beat the Heat with These Summer Tips

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The following article was published by Dr. Kim Mullenix, Department of Animal Science, Auburn University Water, Water, Water When was the last time you thought about HOW MUCH water your cattle need on a daily basis? You might be surprised about how much this need increases during the summer months. Water is one of the five basic classes […]

Beef Cattle Browsing

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The following link will take you to this months edition of Browsing:    http://animalscience.tamu.edu/beef-cattle-browsing-june-2015/ In this edition you will find the following: White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship How Many Will You Have Left? Trends in Cattle Feeding GMO Beef, Anyone? Effect of Breed/Type on Carcass Traits Heat Tolerance & Embryonic Mortality Could There be Flaws […]

Bermudagrass Decline

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Bermudagrass decline is characterized by gradual thinning or outright loss of bermudagrass stands over time. Below are some of the reasons associated with bermudagrass decline: 1. Fertility: The lack of an appropriate fertility program may be the number one cause of bermudagrass decline. Nitrogen (N) is important for forage production, however, it is often the […]

Brown Patch

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Writer: Robert Burns (903) 834-6191,rd-burns@tamu.edu Source: Dr. Jimmy Olson (979) 845-5037,j-olson@tamu.edu 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 […]