Author Archives: stacey.shanks

Series of Auxin Herbicide Trainings for Area Producers Feb-Apr

Series of auxin herbicide trainings for area producers set for February – April By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of Auxin Trainings for producers in the Wharton and Matagorda County area from February – April 2020.  This special, annual training that was required  for the past two years for the new dicamba formulations applied on tolerant cotton and soybean crops,  will now be a one-hour training (in 2019 it was a 2-hour training).  In addition to… Read More →

2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey

2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey  Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics is conducting the 2020 Texas Custom Rates Survey.  Each year our offices receive many requests for current custom rate information and the latest Custom Rates Publication.  The survey and publication are the only source to find the going rates paid for these types of services.  Questions in the survey include rates paid/charged for tractor rental, tillage operations, planting operations, chemical and fertilizer application, custom harvesting, hay… Read More →

5 CEU Pesticide Recertification Conference Feb 13

5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Program offered in Wharton County – February 13, 2020  By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County  The Wharton County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is proud to announce an opportunity for pesticide license holders to earn five continued education credits (CEUs) toward their TDA pesticide applicators license. The Wharton County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold their annual 5-CEU program on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Wharton County Fairgrounds – Crescent Hall in Crescent, TX.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. … Read More →

USDA Local Working Group Meeting Jan 15

USDA Local Working Group Meeting open to all Ag Producers, Ag Leaders, and Individuals with Interest in Resource Conservation – Wednesday, January 15, 2020  By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County At 2:00 p.m. next Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 Western Rice Belt Conference, the USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service will hold their annual Local Working Group (LWG).  I encourage all farmers, ranchers, federal, state and local agencies, agricultural leaders, organizations, businesses and other individuals to attend the Local Working Group meeting.  The LWG… Read More →

2019 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation (RACE) Trial results

To assist Texas cotton producers in remaining competitive in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Blacklands, South Texas/Wintergarden, and Upper Coastal regions ), the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Cotton Agronomy program has been conducting, large plot, on-farm, replicated variety trials for the past eleven years. This approach provides a good foundation of information that can be utilized to assist the variety selection process, where all companies have the opportunity to participate. These trials occur on producer’s farms and are managed by the producers.  The sole objective of these trials… Read More →