Category Archives: Ag/NR

Cotton Turn Row Meeting July 17

Wharton – AgriLife Extension to host a Cotton Turn Row Meeting – July 17th   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Wharton and Matagorda County Offices will host a Cotton Turn Row Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Wharton.  Registration will begin at the Directors Room at the Wharton County Fairgrounds at 8:30 a.m.  Program to begin at 9:00 a.m. with an overview of the 2018  Cotton Crop.  We’ll then proceed to our Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation (RACE) trial where… Read More →

Did recent rains come too late for the South Texas cotton crop?

Did recent rains come too late for the South Texas cotton crop? by Josh McGinty and Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service The 2018 season in South Texas has been a tough one. In southernmost areas, a dry winter and spring meant planting moisture was scarce, while excessive rainfall was a common problem that delayed field preparation and planting in the Upper Gulf Coast. Since planting, excessive heat, wind, and very limited rainfall has been a common occurrence across South Texas, leading to severe moisture stress and… Read More →

Beef market, weather outlook to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Beef market, weather outlook to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course   June 20, 2018 Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, jjcleere@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The outlook for consumer beef demand as well as price forecasts for the cattle market will be featured during the general session of the 64th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The general session, set for Aug. 6, will feature Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax, who will give… Read More →

44th Annual Rice Field Tour and Program at Eagle Lake

June 26th – 44th Annual Rice Field Tour and Program  at Eagle Lake   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Agriculture Wharton County   The 44th Annual AgriLife Research Rice Field Tour and Program at Eagle Lake, Texas will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station, northwest of Eagle Lake off Hwy 102.  Field tours will begin at 4:00 pm, which will be followed by an evening program and dinner at the Eagle Lake Community Center.   All rice growers… Read More →

Label and Use Reminder

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has received numerous calls this season regarding the possible drift of auxin herbicides.  TDA has requested AgriLife Extension’s assistance in distributing the attached label use reminder for ensuring that auxin herbicides stay on target. The label and use reminder document can also be viewed on TDAs website at: http://www.texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/forms/COMM/LabelUse.pdf