Author Archives: Stephen Biles

Unique Production Season Ahead

When I first moved down to Port Lavaca, at a crop tour, growers were talking how much experience they had farming.  One replied he had “1 year experience, 40 times.” I think there is a lot of truth to that statement.  It seems each year presents it’s own production challenges. So how is 2020 different from other years? There are two obvious differences: lower than normal rainfall and higher than average temperatures. Much of insect and plant activity occurs as a response to three variables. These variables are… Read More →

Auxin Training Online

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service has developed an online training for pesticide applicators to get their required auxin training. This training can be found HERE. More information about this and other training opportunities can be found by following this link

Auxin Training – Feb 12

The Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Service will hold a 1hour training Date:  Wednesday February 12, 2020 Time: 8:30 am Cost:   $10 Location: Calhoun County Extension Office – Auditorium   186 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979 For questions call 361-552-9747

Victoria County CEU Day – January 30

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion 283 Bachelor Drive (Victoria Reg. Airport) 5 CEUs (1-Integrated Pest Management, 1-Laws & Regulations, 3 General) Registration—7AM Program—7:30AM $40 Registration Fee (includes lunch & training)—Paid at the Door * RSVP by January 27th REQUIRED More Information HERE   POSSIBLE MANDATORY AUXIN TRAINING AFTERWARD      

Auxin Training – January 29

If you plan to apply Engenia, Extendimax, FeXapan, Tavium, and/or Enlist One/Enlist Duo in 2020, you must attend an auxin training. The Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Service will hold a 1 hour training Date: Wednesday , January 29, 2020 Time: 8:30 am Cost:   $10 Location: Calhoun County Extension Office Auditorium 186 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979 For questions call 361-552-9747 More Information Here