Category Archives: Ag/NR

2018 Corn and Grain Sorghum Performance Trial Results Available

2018 Corn and Grain Sorghum Performance Trial Results Available   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Research/Extension corn and grain sorghum performance trial results are now available online, at http://varietytesting.tamu.edu The 2018 Corn Performance Trial included 33 commercial and experimental corn varieties.  This trial was conducted on the Clint and Larry Kalina Farm in Wharton County on a Clemville-Norwood Complex soil.  The 2018 crop year was an abnormally dry year, and yields certainly depended on when and where the rain… Read More →

Ground Applications of 2,4-D Allowable by Permit beginning Sep 1

Ground Applications of 2,4-D Allowable by Permit beginning September 1st   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   The Texas Department of Agriculture has granted the suspension of a rule regarding the application dates of 2,4-D in Wharton County – Section 7.53(oo)(1) and (2) of the special provisions for Wharton County of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations.  The suspension allows for the ground application of 2,4-D and 2,4-D containing herbicides by permit on the west side of the Colorado River in Wharton County beginning on… Read More →

August USDA Crop Acreage Report Confirms Local Planting Trends for 2018

August’s USDA Crop Acreage Report Confirms local planting trends for 2018 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   Farm Service Agency policy requires that producers participating in several programs submit an annual report regarding all cropland use on their farms. These programs include Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Reporting also applies to those who receive marketing assistance loans or loan deficiency payments. Failure to file an accurate and timely acreage report for all crops and land uses can result in loss of… Read More →

Cotton Stalk Destruction – What’s New in 2018

Cotton Stalk Destruction – What’s New for 2018   By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   Cotton stalk destruction is a topic of research that has been evaluated for a good 20 to 25 years.   Herbicides have been applied to conventional and Roundup Ready Cotton, focusing on the traditional active ingredients such as 2,4-D and dicamba. The gold standard has been applying 1 quart/acre of a 4lb/gallon a.i. 2,4-D amine product  immediately afterwards through two weeks after shredding stalks.  This practice has yielded better than 90%… Read More →

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 →