Category Archives: November 2018

Eight Considerations to Get More Value for Your Soil Test Dollars

by Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, TAMU Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, (806) 723-8432, Farmers across Texas are familiar with standard soil testing procedures and many make use of soil tests to determine fertilizer applications for a wide range of crops and soil types.  You have likely been encouraged to soil test annually and “Don’t Guess—Soil Test” to better pinpoint your soil fertility program. Overall soil testing information from Texas A&M is found at  Included is instructions on how to sample, what types of test you… Read More →

Herbicide Options for Killing Cotton Around Gin Yards

by G.D. Morgan and M.A. Matocha, Teeas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Boll weevils have been found in multiple locations north of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in 2018, including the Coastal Bend and Wintergarden regions.  To regain complete boll weevil control, everyone must be diligent, again, about destroying volunteer cotton in gin yards, non-commercial fields, equipment yards, and industrial sites.  The information below is focused on gin yards, but will be relevant to the non-commercial cotton areas as well. With over 80% of the cotton planted in 2018… Read More →