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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Water Conservation and Plant Selection Workshop The Water Conservation and Plant Selection program focusing on Earth Kind landscape principles is tomorrow evening Thursday, April 17th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center.  To sign up, please contact the Extension Office at 830-796-7755.  Topics include: design, Texas superstar plants, irrigation, mulching and fertilization.  The registration […]

Managing Pesticide Drift

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This material was published through Ag News and Views, a publication of the Noble Foundation’s Agricultural Division. As long as pesticides have been used, off-target spray drift has been a potential problem. As we move into the busiest time of year for pesticide applications, it is a good time for a brief review of the primary […]

How Much are Cows Worth?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This material was published through Ag News and Views, a publication of the Noble Foundation’s Agricultural Division. Since recent droughts have caused a lack of available forage in many areas, the incentive to retain heifers and purchase cows has been very low. This situation is coupled with the high value of heifer calves after weaning, preconditioning […]

Beef Cattle Browsing

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The following link will take you to this month’s edition of Browsing: http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/beef/browsing/beef-cattle-browsing-march-2014/ In this edition, you will find the following: What is Important to Consumers? Effect of Horn Flies on Milk Production Relationship Between Instrument-Evaluated Marbling and Palatability Cow Temperament vs. Calf Growth Does Site of Prostaglandin Injection Affect Estrous Synchronization? Genetic – Environmental Interaction […]

Beef Cattle Workshop

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Check out the attachment below on an upcoming beef cattle program May 16th sponsored by the Extension Ag/NR Committee.  The agenda will have something for everyone whether you are new to the business or have been ranching for years.  Don’t miss out on a great learning opportunity.  Sign up today! Spring Beef Cattle Workshop14

Google Earth

Monday, March 31st, 2014

This material was published through Ag News and Views, a publication of the Noble Foundation’s Agricultural Division.   Most Americans today are just as likely to have a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver on them as they are a flashlight, camera, calculator, entertainment center and even basic computing tools. That is, if they are carrying their smartphone. […]

Horticulture Notes

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Recently, I attended a training and thought I’d pass along some noteworthy points of interest.  The material below is a summary of information shared by Dr. Joe Masabni, Extension Horticulturist in College Station. The best raised bed material is a 50% sand 50% organic matter material.  If you want to just purchase a good topsoil […]

Water Conservation and Plant Selection Program

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Just a reminder that the Water Conservation and Plant Selection program focusing on Earth Kind landscape principles is nearing.  To sign up, please contact the Extension Office at 830-796-7755 by Friday, April 11th.  A wide array of topics will be addressed so make plans to attend.  The registration fee is $10 and includes CEU credit.  See the attachment for […]

Private Applicator Training and Testing

Monday, March 24th, 2014

A Private Applicator Training and Testing program will be offered on Thursday, April 24th at the Bandera County Extension Office, 2886 Hwy 16 N located at Mansfield Park.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. with the training to follow at 8:30 a.m.  The test will be administered after lunch at 1:00 p.m.  This training is for […]

Fish Stocking Program

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Bandera Soil and Water Conservation District will again be hosting a fish stocking program for interested clientele.  Orders must be received by Monday, May 12th.  For specific information on the program and a price list, please stop by the office or call 830-796-3334.