Category Archives: Ag/NR

5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Programs offered in Wharton and Matagorda Counties

5-CEU Pesticide Recertification Programs offered in Wharton and Matagorda Counties   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   The Wharton and Matagorda County offices 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 Matagorda County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will hold their annual 5-CEU program on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds in Bay City, TX.  Registration begins at 8:00… Read More →

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference Jan 24

Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Production Conference at Crescent – January 24, 2019   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Wharton County     Feed Grain and Cotton Producers and industry professionals need to mark their calendars for Thursday, January 24, 2019 for the Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain and Cotton Conference.   This year’s conference will be held in Crescent Hall at the Wharton County Fairgrounds at 6036 FM 961 Road Wharton, Texas 77488.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., with our… Read More →

26th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference Jan 17

26th Annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference – January 17, 2019 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The 26th annual Upper Gulf Coast Grain Handlers Conference will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Kicking off with registration at 7:30am,  the program will begin at 8:30 am and should conclude around 3:30 pm.  A catered lunch will be provided.  Five CEUs  will be offered to all TDA pesticide applicators that sign in at the beginning of the meeting and… Read More →

Annual Western Rice Belt Conference Jan 16

Annual Western Rice Belt Conference-El Campo, Texas – January 16, 2019   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Agriculture Wharton County The annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Registration for the conference will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the main program to begin at 8:15 a.m.  After a catered lunch, provided by area agribusiness sponsors, the program will conclude around 2:15 p.m. This joint effort of our Western Rice Belt planning committee, The… Read More →

2018 REPLICATED AGRONOMIC COTTON EVALUATION (RACE) SOUTH, EAST AND CENTRAL REGIONS OF TEXAS

Variety selection is the most important decision made during the year. Unlike herbicide or insecticide decisions that can be changed during the season to address specific conditions and pests, variety selection is made only once, and variety selection dictates the management of a field for the entire season. Variety decisions should be based on genetics first and transgenic technology second. Attention should be focused on agronomic characteristics such as yield, maturity, and fiber quality when selecting varieties.   To assist Texas cotton producers in remaining competitive in the… Read More →