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Victoria CEU Virtual Seminar – Thursday, January 27, 2022

Program begins at 8:00 am Cost: $40 Registration Fee Registration online only at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-victoria-ceu-virtual-seminartickets-203190065957 ZOOM INVITE WILL BE SENT AFTER YOU REGISTER FLyer.Victoria CEU Virtual Seminar1.27.22 CEUs 1 General, 2 Laws & Regs, 2 Integrated Pest Management For Texas Department of Agriculture Private, Commercial, and Non- Commercial Licensed Pesticide Applicators AUXIN TRAINING AFTERWARD For more information call: Victoria County Extension Office – 361-575-4581 Email: mtbochat@ag.tamu.edu

Auxin Training – January 18, 2022

If you plan to apply Engenia, Extendimax, Tavium, and/or Enlist One/Enlist Duo in 2022, you must attend an auxin training. The Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Service will hold a 1-hour training Date:  Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Time: 8:30 am Cost:   $10 Location: Calhoun County Extension Office Auditorium 311 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979 For questions call 361-552-9747

2021 Cotton Variety Trials

The results of the Cotton Variety trials for South Texas can be found at the link below: PRELIMINARY 2021 RACE and Monster summaries Other Variety and Hybrid Trial Results can be found at varietytesting.tamu.edu 

Time to Test the Soil for Nutrients

Fertilizer cost has been rising over the past year creating more need to test the soil in your fields for nutrient content and fertilizer recommendations.  Since 2013, we have sampled fields and found soil nitrogen levels ranging between 11 and 168 lbs N per acre. This can be a opportunity to reducing costs without affecting yields. On average, fields can save $15-$20 by reducing fertilizer rates based on soil tests to 24″. You may find this service from several different sources including your IPM program in Calhoun, Refugio… Read More →

Harvest Aid Test

A cotton Defoliation Demo was sprayed last Monday (8/23) with a second application made Today (8/30). The demo is located in Victoria County on Kainer Rd. Just north of Raven Rd. Drop by and take a look when you get the chance. Treatments are as follows: