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Entomology Update

Monday, September 8th, 2014

See the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses hackberry psyllids.  Enjoy! 09- Sep14- hackberry psyllids

Fall Beef Cattle Clinic

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Make plans to attend our Fall Beef Cattle Clinic Friday, October 17th from 9-12 noon at the Recreation Center in Mansfield Park.  This program is shaping up to be a good one.  Topics will include herd health, winter supplementation, smart phone applications and a weather outlook by our state climatologist in College Station.  Cost is $20 […]

Winter Forage Workshop

Monday, September 8th, 2014

If you have an interest in planting a winter forage crop for grazing, hay production or wildlife, mark September 23rd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on your calendar.  Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Forage Specialist from College Station will be the speaker.  He is both knowledgeable and entertaining.  Topics will include everything from site selection to overall management.  The deadline […]

Fence-Line Weaning is Good Stockmanship

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Fence-line weaning is another tool for managing cattle with a minimal amount of stress.  This can lead to healthier cattle, reduced feed cost and better weight gains. Weaning along the fence line is a management system in which calves are separated from the cows, but are allowed to see, hear and smell their dams. Depending […]

Mesquite: A Tree of Many Fruits

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The following article was written by Kristen Tyson, M.A. Northern bobwhite hen seeks the protection of a mesquite tree. Photo courtesy of Mark Tyson. Trees have dotted the Texas landscape for years, and their various uses could be pondered for days. But what if you took that tree and made it into something better, more multi-purposed? […]

Upcoming Programs

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Don’t forget about our Beekeeping Basics Program scheduled for Thursday, September 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Park Rec Center.  The program will be worth 2 hours of CEU credit and will feature an excellent speaker panel.  Cost is $15 and the deadline to register is September 12th.  This one is filling up fast so […]

Entomology Update

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Below is the latest edition of Entomology Update which discusses asps. 08- Aug14- asps

Variety Test Results

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Looking at planting a winter annual in the coming months?  Be sure to check out varietytesting.tamu.edu/wheat In addition to finding data on wheat, oat and small grain tests there is also information on disease, insect and weed control.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Advance Agriculture

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The article below was written by Corey Moffet and was published through the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly referred to as drones in a majority of media outlets, have played an important role in U.S. military operations. These sophisticated flying machines have proven their utility in this arena, albeit at […]

Record Cattle Market “one for the ages”

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Record cattle prices are the result of a “perfect storm” of factors, according to CattleFax analyst Kevin Good. He told ranchers and feeders attending last week’s Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver that tight supplies and robust demand, both domestic and international, have boosted calf, feeder and fed cattle prices to all-time highs. “It’s one […]