Category Archives: Forages

East Texas Love/Hate Relationship with Bahiagrass

News Column By: Chad Gulley County Extension Agent–Ag/NR Smith County Bahiagrass There is a forage species utilized in East Texas that people either have a love or hate relationship with.  That forage species is Bahiagrass.  When I say a love or hate relationship, there are those that either love bahiagrass in their pastures or those that hate bahiagrass in their pastures. Most people recognize bahiagrass due to the “V-shaped” seed head it produces.  It can be a prolific seed producer.  When allowed to grow tall, it can be… Read More →

Legumes Management

News Column By: Chad Gulley County Extension Agent–Ag/NR Smith County Clover Management   Nitrogen is the most limiting nutrient for plant growth.  Many producers around East Texas utilize legumes to help provide a source of nitrogen to the perennial grass species they want to grow.  We plant legumes in the fall but manage them come springtime as we graze and utilize them in our forage systems. Legumes are a family of plants that have the additional attribute of being able to remove nitrogen gas from the air.  Once… Read More →

Bermudagrass…Will I need to Re-Plant?

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County Will I Need to Replant My Pastures?                 Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon) is a warm-season perennial forage that over the years has become the basis of many forage systems across the southern United States.  It is well adapted to our climate and grows well under a wide array of soil types and conditions.  Bermudagrass has been part of agriculture of the Southern United States for over 250 years. Bermudagrass is native to southeast Asia.  Bermudagrass produces well but… Read More →

New East Texas Forage Calendar

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East Texas Farm and Ranch Club Turns 60

Ag Biz News Column Chad Gulley County Extension Agent—Ag/NR Smith County The East Texas Farm and Ranch Club Turns 60 Years Old The East Texas Farm and Ranch Club will turn sixty years old in 2012.  The club began in 1952 and over the years, has brought innovations to East Texas all in an effort to promote agriculture. The mission of the East Texas Farm and Ranch Club and Scholarship Fund, Inc is to promote the advancement of agriculture and agribusiness in East Texas. The club provides a… Read More →