Monthly Archives: February 2017

Cattle Fever Ticks

The Cattle Fever Tick was found in Live Oak County in November.  The Texas Animal Health Commission monitors for these ticks annually and is currently working to keep this tick contained.  If you have cattle, you will want to keep informed about this issue. The Fever Tick Situation Report for February 13, 2017 can be found HERE. Information from Texas Animal Health Commission on Cattle Fever Ticks can be found HERE. Find Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Information on Cattle Fever Ticks HERE  

EPA Approves Section 18 for Transform on Grain Sorghum

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has notified Texas Department of Agriculture of the approval of the insecticide Transform (sulfoxaflor) for control of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum. According to the Section 18 notice, Transform WG may be applied by ground or air at a rate of 0.75-1.5 oz of product per acre.  A maximum of 2 applications may be made per year.  Do not aply Transform ≤3 days pre-bloom or until after seed set.  Applications must be made with medium to course spray nozzles (median droplet size of… Read More →

Victoria County CEU Day

7 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017 Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion 283 Bachelor Drive at the Victoria Regional Airport RSVP for the event before Wednesday at 361-575-4581 5 hours of CEU credit (1 hour IPM, 2 hours laws and regulations, and 2 hours general) will be given for private, commercial and non-commercial applicators. The cost for the day will be $40 per person and can be paid at the door. This fee does include lunch.   Agenda 7:30AM           Welcome & Introductions, Matt Bochat, County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources,… Read More →