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Texas Cotton: Cotton Ginners’ Association Meeting and Trade Show, Lubbock, April 5

Texas Cotton: Cotton Ginners’ Association Meeting and Trade Show, Lubbock, April 5

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Is now the time to price your 2017 cotton crop? That question and many more will be addressed by experts during the cotton marketing workshop held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show in

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Texas Cotton: New Technologies Add to Grower Responsibilities

Texas Cotton: New Technologies Add to Grower Responsibilities

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 24, 2017

From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock. In the past, farmers used to plant brown bag seed and

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Already Discovered in Hidalgo County

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Already Discovered in Hidalgo County

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 24, 2017

Danielle Sekula, IPM Agent in Weslaco, is reporting finding small colonies of sugarcane aphids. She said, “My student Alma and I detected sugarcane aphids on commercial sorghum at about the V8 stage down by the river in Hidalgo County. That

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Texas: Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder, April 5

Texas: Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference, Snyder, April 5

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. The

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Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

Wildfires: USDA Has $6Mln for Farmers and Ranchers in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 23, 2017

USDA on Tuesday announced $6 million in conservation program funds has been set aside specifically for farmers and ranchers hit by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.  The $6 million comes from the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The funding

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Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Gain A Huge Head Start In Texas

Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Gain A Huge Head Start In Texas

👤By Danielle Sekula, Extension Agent- IPM, Weslaco, Texas 🕔Mar 23, 2017

My student Alma and I detected sugarcane aphids on commercial sorghum at about the V8 stage down by the river in Hidalgo County. That was on Tuesday, March 21, about 3 weeks earlier than we first found them in a commercial

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Texas: Bt Cotton – Everything You Need to Know

Texas: Bt Cotton – Everything You Need to Know

👤By Suhas Vyavhare and David Kerns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 23, 2017

What is Bt cotton? Bt cotton is genetically altered by the insertion of genes from a common soil bacterium, Bacillus thuringiensis, to produce certain proteins that are toxic to specific insects. Currently available Bt cotton varieties produce either or both

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Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

Texas Field Reports: Planting Well Underway in Mostly Dry, Warm Conditions

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 21, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: Counties reported warm and windy conditions that caused the soil to dry out. Planting and other field work was well underway. However, fields in all counties will eventually need more moisture.

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Texas: Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law – Handbook; Webinar on March 22

Texas: Landowner’s Guide to Fence Law – Handbook; Webinar on March 22

👤By Tiffany Dowell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Is a landowner liable if his cattle get out and are hit on the road?  Can I make my neighbor chip in and and pay for repairs to our shared boundary fence?  What do I do when someone else’s cattle

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Texas: Livestock Supply Points for Wildfire Donations Set Closing Dates

Texas: Livestock Supply Points for Wildfire Donations Set Closing Dates

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The truckloads of hay have slowed, and producers affected by wildfires are beginning to get some perspective on the damage done and the path forward, so Livestock Supply Points in three counties will begin winding down, according to Texas A&M

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