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Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

Texas: Military Veteran Ag Workshop, Dayton, Sept. 16

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agricultural workshop primarily for military veterans Sept. 16 in Dayton. The free “Battleground to Breaking Ground” workshop will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center,

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Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

Texas Field Reports: Forage Production Good Despite Wet Weather, Pests, Weeds

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Plentiful rains have been good and bad for hay producers this year, but 2017 looks to be a good production year overall, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said hay

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Cotton Growth Stages: Cutout – Everything You Should Know

Cotton Growth Stages: Cutout – Everything You Should Know

👤By Seth Byrd and Wayne Keeling, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 21, 2017

What it is and why it’s important. Cutout and blooming out the top are often confused as the same growth stage. At cutout there are still many potential fruiting sites to be developed, and the timing of cutout is often

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Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

Texas Producer Protection Act: 2 New Rules to Know Before Sept. 1

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Assistant Professor, Extension Specialist in Agricultural Law, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The Texas Legislature passed a new bill, the Producer Protection Act, effective September 1, that changes rules for purchase contracts for agricultural products.  The bill was sponsored by Representative Dustin Burrows and Senator Charles Perry.  It was signed by Governor Abbott

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Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

Wheat: Texas Researchers Find Leaf Wax Makes a Difference in Drought-Tolerance

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Looking at leaves to peer into the future might seem the stuff of superstition, but is actually the essence of research conducted by scientists from Texas A&M AgriLife and the University of Southern California. “Our study was based on observations

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Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

Texas: Wheat Variety ‘Picks’ Offered Statewide by AgriLife Extension

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 17, 2017

While many varieties remain the same in Texas A&M AgriLife’s annual wheat “Picks” for producers across the state, suggestions are being made that one region find alternatives to hard red winter wheat. A Pick variety means this: “Given the data,

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Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a bloom developing into a quality/yield contributing

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Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

Texas Upper Coast: Generally Good Yields, Look for Whiteflies in Later Cotton

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Harvest has been going on great in the upper gulf coast. I’ve seen and heard about good corn, milo, and cotton yields this year. We’ve had a few disagreements with the weather and its behavior lately, but otherwise it’s been

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building, Remember Threshold Levels

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Aug 16, 2017

While sugarcane aphid populations are still low in grain sorghum fields across the Texas High Plains, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist in Amarillo said they are beginning to establish and could reach treatable numbers. Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife

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West Texas Cotton: Scout for Aphids and Bollworms

West Texas Cotton: Scout for Aphids and Bollworms

👤By Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgriLife Extension Cotton Entomologist 🕔Aug 16, 2017

Cotton will benefit from some of the timely rainfall we have been receiving recently. However, it is going to make conditions better for survival and multiplication of several pest species as well. In general, the hot and dry weather of

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