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Oak Trees After Winter Weather

Oak Trees After Winter Weather 2-26-2021 By: Chelsea Dorward   As everyone recovers from the winter storm you might have noticed the oak trees in our county are looking brown and dropping leaves. They too were impacted by the 70-degree temperature swings, extreme cold and moisture. The oaks in our county should recover from this in the coming months, BUT the trees probably won’t look their best this year. The trees took the full brunt of the storm, due to water inside of them that froze and then… Read More →


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BIG Recertification Program

Blackland Income Growth Conference January 5-6, 2021 By Chelsea Dorward   The Blackland Income Growth Program seeks to improve the overall agricultural and agri-business economy of the Blackland area.  This Annual BIG Conference is scheduled for January 5-6, 2021. This year dur to COVID-19 the entire conference will be held virtually. On Tuesday, January 5, commodity groups will offer educational programs, including a session on Wildlife, Cotton, Beef Cattle, Grain, Horticulture, Rural Land Management and Forage. The first day of the conference starts at 9:00 AM and runs… Read More →

District 8 Farm & Ranch Seminar

** Click on photo to enlarge** **This program has recently been changed to VIRTUAL ONLY!!** AGENDA 7:00 am Registration 7:30 am General Herbicide / Pesticide Update 1 hr. IPM James Jackson—Range & Pasture Specialist for Alligare 8:30 am Laws & Regualtions Updates & Complaint Process 1hr. L&R Perry Cervantes—TDA, Coordinator for Pesticide Certification and Compliance (Ag) 9:30 am Drift Management & Sprayer Calibration 1hr. Drift Matt Matocha—Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Row Crop and Pasture Weed Specialist 10:30 am General Laws and Regulations Compliance 1hr. L&R Don Renchie—Texas… Read More →

Upcoming Robertson County Extension Educational Activities

Upcoming Robertson County Extension Educational Activities Calendar – Please call (979) 828-4270 for more information • Monday, October 26, 2020 “Beef Cattle and Forage Management Seminar” Registration 7:00am, Pridgeon Community Center, 351 Cooks Lane, Franklin. 7 CEU’s available (available in person and virtual) • Thursday, December 10, 2020 “District 8 Ranch Management Seminar” Registration 7:00am, Pridgeon Community Center, 351 Cooks Lane, Franklin. 8 CEU’s available upon TDA Approval “Beef Cattle and Forage Management Seminar” Detailed Information The Seminar will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the… Read More →

2020 Hay Show Results

2020 Hay Show Program Our 2020 Overall Grand Champion goes to Phillip Munden with his Improved Bermudagrass bale. Our 2020 Reserve Overall Grand Champion Bale goes to Cory Viertel in the Sudan bale. Congratulations everyone and thank you for your support!!

Central Texas Fall Cow-Calf Seminar

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offices of McLennan, Johnson, Limestone, Falls, Bell, Bosque, Hill, Hamilton and Coryell Counties will be hosting a Central Texas Fall Cow/Calf Seminar on the morning of October 20, 2020. This program will be held virtually. With over 576,000 head of beef cattle in these nine counties, this program will provide timely information on health and nutrition for beef cattle in Central Texas. Any information that is related to health, nutrition and reproduction of cattle can have an economic impact on agriculture production in… Read More →

Fall Armyworms Are Here!

Armyworms are out!!! The recent rains and cooler weather have helped propel this along, but they are here now and by the time this article is released in the newspaper they will be in Bosque County in full force. So, what can you do? For anyone who is unfamiliar with this insect, it is a common pest of bermudagrass, sorghum, corn, wheat and rye grass and many other crops in north and central Texas, but it can affect your lawn and landscape. Larvae of fall armyworms are green,… Read More →

Bosque County Hay Show Collection Event set for 9-18-2020 at Extension Office

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Bosque County will be collecting hay samples for the 42nd Annual Bosque County Hay Show & Scholarship Fundraiser. If you are interested in submitting hay samples into this year’s contest, entries maybe dropped off at the Bosque County Extension Office (located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian) between 8AM and 10AM on Friday, September 18, 2020. Sampling will close on September 18, but you may also drop samples off early at the Extension Office. Samples will be taken from the conventional… Read More →

Texas A&M AgriLife releases annual wheat ‘Picks List’

Variety choices based on yield, disease, insect resistance traits Texas A&M AgriLife wheat experts have determined their annual “Picks List” to guide producers as they prepare for fall planting in the near future. TAM 115 and TAM 205 wheat varieties were added to this year’s Picks List in the High Plains. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter) Continuing a long-time tradition, ongoing Picks List criteria include a minimum of three years of irrigated or dryland data in Texas A&M AgriLife regional variety trials across numerous locations. Pick List… Read More →