Tag Archives: crops

Annual McLennan County Small Grain Tour

In McGregor Friday, April 24th, McGregor Texas       <>       3 General CEU’S      <>       $10 registration fee at the door Breakfast provided by Capital Farm Credit      <>       Lunch sponsored by Niemeier Feed and Grain, McGregor (and other Ag Businesses)  SCHEDULE 7:30-8:00 am   Registration @ Canola Demonstration Plots off Plainview Road 8:00-8:45         Tour Canola and Small Grain Result Demonstrations – Dr. Clark Neely, Extension Small Grain and Oilseed Specialist 8:45-9        … Read More →

Top-Dressing Small Grains

It’s the time of year when small grains producers are currently top-dressing their crops or trying to decide whether it is time to top-dress. Deciding when or if to apply nitrogen, like with so much in the agriculture industry, has a complicated answer of “it depends.” Here in Bosque County with primarily dryland production the weather will play a huge role in the timing. Nitrogen applications do not become effective until the nitrogen has moved into the root zone by rain or snowmelt. In order to have full benefit,… Read More →

Meeting: New Farm Bill Update

Jason Johnson, Associate Professor and Extension Economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will provide an update on the new farm bill on OCTOBER 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West, Texas. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 pm with a free meal and no registration fee. For food preparation purposes and to accommodate special needs, please register by OCTOBER 20th by calling Neva Dobbins at 254-757-5180. The hall is located approximately 2 miles north of West, just off Exit 355 – County Line East,… Read More →

Hay Show

Judging for the Hay Show will take place on October 17th, 2014. Hay collection is September 19th.

Meeting: New Farm Bill Update

Jason Johnson, Associate Professor and Extension Economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will provide an update on the new farm bill on OCTOBER 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West, Texas. The meeting is scheduled for 6:00-8:00 pm with a free meal and no registration fee. For food preparation purposes and to accommodate special needs, please register by OCTOBER 20th by calling Neva Dobbins at 254-757-5180. The hall is located approximately 2 miles north of West, just off Exit 355 – County Line East,… Read More →

Hay Show

The Thirty-Sixth Annual Bosque County Hay Show will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Bosque Bottoms Pavilion in Meridian, according to Bradley Fletcher of Iredell, Chairman of the Hay Show Committee. Fletcher said the deadline for entering hay in the 2014 show is Friday, September 19, 2014.  Round bales as well as conventional small square bales can be entered.  Producers with round bales may enter the entire bale or just a sample of the bale.  Those who wish to have hay in the show are… Read More →

Fall Activities

Mark your calendars now for the Bosque County Hay Show and Central Texas Beef Clinic.  There are two dates to remember for the Hay Show.  The first is the Hay Show entry day on Friday, September 19th.  All entries will need to be taken to the Iredell Ag Shop between 8 and noon that day. The Hay Show and Scholarship Auction will take place on Monday, October 20th.  Bob Lyons, Range Specialist, will be the featured speaker.  He will address the topic of “How We Waste Our Rainfall.”… Read More →

Planting Planning

A return to “normal” Texas weather for the first week of August has brought back the 100 plus degree temperatures.  This extreme heat is browning out the pastures, curling leaves on the hay crops and forcing homeowners to water their lawns.  The good news is that cooler fall weather is just a week or two away. When I first moved to Bosque County the Central Texas Youth fair was in the 3rd week in August.  If my memory serves me, we usually had a front move through that… Read More →

Private Applicator Training and Testing

Thursday, May 29, 2014 is your best opportunity to acquire your Private Applicator License if you live in Bosque County. Registration deadline is 5pm Monday, May 26th. Pre-registration is essential as study material has to be ordered by that date. Acquiring this license will enable producers to purchase and use restricted-use chemicals such as Weedmaster, Grazon P & D, Tordon and other substances. The course is sponsored by Bosque, Hill, Hood and Johnson Counties. The program will be held at the Meridian Civic Center on River Street in… Read More →

Recent Freeze Damage

The old wives tale of “a mesquite tree not leafing out until the last frost has passed” was certainly proved wrong again.  Much of this past week I was out of the office inspecting freeze damage to local wheat crops.  Damage has varied across the county depending on field location and stage of development.  The most adversely affected fields have been in the Bosque River Bottom on late developing wheat.  I observed as much as 100% damage in fields located in Northern Bosque County and as little as… Read More →