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AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to spider mite treatment on corn, according to Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist in Amarillo. Spider mite damage can reduce corn silage yields about 17 percent and grain yield production by 23 percent or more when […] The post Spider mite control in corn aided by moisture appeared first on AgriLife Today.
COLLEGE STATION - The 2017 South Central Texas Cattlemen’s Short Course series will feature market and production information for all beef cattle producers, according to organizers. The series will be hosted by the beef and forage committees in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes and Washington counties. Cost is $20 for individual classes or $60 per individual and […] The post South Central Texas Cattlemen’s Short Course series begins March 8 appeared first on AgriLife Today.
SAN ANTONIO – Teams of 4-H and FFA members from throughout Texas applied their technical and interpersonal skills at the Agrobotics Challenge held recently at the Morris Activity Center during the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. “We had about 30 teams from various counties across the state participate in this year’s challenge,” said Derrick […] The post Youth employ technical, interpersonal skills at Agrobotics Challenge in San Antonio appeared first on AgriLife Today.
OVERTON – Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for […] The post The best window of time to trap wild pigs is about to close appeared first on AgriLife Today.
AMARILLO - With many producers in the northern High Plains considering planting cotton this year, some for the first time, one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist is advising that optimizing irrigation and fertility will be important to their bottom line. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, recently spoke at the High Plains […] The post High yield potential, prices prompt more High Plains cotton production appeared first on AgriLife Today.