Auxin Training

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Date: May 13 Time: 1 pm Location: Calhoun County Extension Auditorium, Port Lavaca, TX  Cost: $10 Mandatory training for applicators applying auxin specific products (Eugenia, XtendiMax, FeXapan, Enlist One, & Enlist Duo) 2 hours CEUs of Laws and Regulations

Early Season Cotton IPM

The oldest cotton in the Mid-Coast is squaring and the youngest is just emerging from the ground.  Pest management in early season is primarily focused on two or three insect pests: Thrips, Cotton Fleahopper and Aphids. It is important to consider the pest, its numbers and the crop stage when deciding whether or not to add an insecticide to the tank.  Even if it only costs $1, an unneeded tank partner will reduce crop profits. Thrips can be a yield limiting pest until the cotton plants have 4-5… Read More →

Upcoming CEU / Auxin Training

In the next few weeks Extension will be hosting meetings for Pesticide Applicator CEUs and Trainings for application of Auxin herbicides. Auxin Training Mandatory training for applicators applying auxin specific products (Eugenia, XtendiMax, FeXapan, Enlist One, & Enlist Duo) January 22     9:00 am           Bonnieview Community Center (361-526-2825) January 23     9:00 am           Austwell Community Center (361-526-2825) January 24     9:00 am          Calhoun County Extension Office (361-552-9747) February 14   8:00 am           Victoria County Extension Office (361-575-4581)  Victoria Auxin Training Flier   Victoria County CEU Day Thursday, January 31, 2019… Read More →

South Texas Farm & Ranch Show – October 24-25

The South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held October 24 & 25 at the Victoria Community Center in Victoria, Texas. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest management tactics for agriculture production on the farm and ranch. A special session Wednesday from 7-10 am will be held to discuss insect resistance to Bt crops and Soil Fertility in row crops. As many as 12 CEUs are available for Texas Pesticide Applicators Licenses. The full schedule can be found HERE

2018 Mid-Coast Cotton Variety Trial Results

The tables below are the results of the cotton variety trials from Calhoun and Refugio Counties. All of these trials were planted in small plots with a 2-row cone planter and harvested with a 1-row cotton picker. All of these fields were on 38″ rows. Plots were 2 rows by 30 feet. Means with the same letter (or no letter) to the right are not different (LSD, p=0.10).