Academy for Ranch Management Offers Workshops

COLLEGE STATION -– The Academy for Ranch Management has announced its schedule of 2007 workshops. All workshops will be held at the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station at Sonora. “Anyone interested in learning more about using prescribed fire to control unwanted brush and improve their rangeland will want to participate in these workshops,” said Ray Hinnant, […]

Barnhart Station Field Day is First in Several Years

BARNHART -– The Texas Range Station at Barnhart will hold a field day, the first in several years, on Oct. 18. The day’s activities will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the station, which is located 21 miles north of Ozona on State Highway 163. The station is a satellite facility of the Texas […]

Sticking to Cactus Control Pays Off

CANYON –- New products make controlling prickly pear and cholla cactus a paying venture, as long as planned for on a long-term basis, a Texas Cooperative Extension specialist said. J.F. Cadenhead, Extension range specialist from Vernon, spoke recently with producers about the second year of cactus control on a demonstration plot of rangeland southwest of […]

Extension to Offer Pasture, Meadow Pesticide Training in September

HOUSTON–- Texas Cooperative Extension in Harris County will offer pesticide applicator training on managing pastures and meadows from 3:30-9 p.m., Sept. 14 in the Extension auditorium, 3033 Bear Creek Drive. Topics to be presented are: – “Integrated Toxic Plant Management,” Dr. Catherine Barr, Texas Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Laboratory toxicologist; – “Plant Identification – A Primer […]

Fort Stockton Field Day to Center on Rangeland Water Harvesting

FORT STOCKTON -– Texas Cooperative Extension’s Pecos County office will be conducting a Rangeland Water Harvesting Field Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Sherman Hammond Ranch. “With an annual rainfall of only 12 inches, water conservation is very important to us here in far West Texas,” said Jed Elrod, […]

Not Too Late to Beat High Nitrogen Costs This Fall

OVERTON – There is a way to beat high nitrogen fertilizer costs for pastures when it comes to putting pounds on calves. This according to a four-year study comparing different pasture management systems with cows and calves by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. Based on average daily gain of calves, the study found that adding […]

Perennial Grass Workshop Is Aug. 10 In Floyd County

LUBBOCK – Texas Cooperative Extension in Floyd and Hale counties will sponsor a perennial grass workshop for South Plains producers on Aug. 10. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations. Registration costs $10, including lunch. “We will meet and begin at the perennial grass plots on the Eddie Teeter […]

Wheat, Stocker Cattle Conference Is Aug. 14 In Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS -– Area producers can update their knowledge of wheat production and learn more about stocker cattle at an Aug. 14 conference. The event will be presented in Room 5 of the Multi-Purpose Event Center, 1000 Fifth St. in Wichita Falls. “This event is designed for anyone interested in wheat and stocker cattle,” said […]

Rangeland Monitoring Workshop Set For June 13 At Alpine

ALPINE -– Sul Ross State University’s Everett E. Turner Center in Alpine will be the site for a rangeland monitoring workshop from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 13. The center is located in Alpine on U.S. Highway 90 East. The workshop and field tour is a joint effort between Texas Cooperative Extension and […]

Targeted Grazing Book Offers a New Look at an Old Practice

SAN ANGELO -– Sheep and goats can take some of the frustration – and expense – out of the fight against noxious weeds and brush, said a West Texas researcher. Dr. John Walker, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station resident director of research at San Angelo, co-authored the handbook, “Targeted Grazing: A Natural Approach to Vegetation Management […]