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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

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

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

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

The following link will take you to this months edition of Browsing: 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

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

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

Writer: Robert Burns (903) 834-6191, Source: Dr. Jimmy Olson (979) 845-5037, 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 […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be hosting a Private Pesticide Applicator Training on Tuesday, July 7th from 8-12 noon.  The location of the training is pending on the status of repairs at the Extension Office.  The training is for individuals interested in purchasing and applying restricted use pesticides on their own property.  The cost […]

Conservation, Crops and Critters Workshop

The Bandera County SWCD along with several cooperating agencies will be hosting a workshop on Friday, June 12th.  The location has changed from the Mansfield Park Rec Center to the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Bandera.  The address is 1103 Cedar Street.  Four hours of CEU credit will be offered.  Cost is $20/person.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  […]