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Small Grain Field Day


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 →

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 →

Small Grain & Stocker Conference

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Bosque The registration fee is $10 when you pre-register by August 22, or $15 at the door. For more information or to pre-register, please contact the Bosque County Extension office at 254-435-2331, or come by the office at 104 S. Fuller in Meridian. ON August 26th the registration will start at 5:30pm followed by a meal and program starting at 6:30. Individuals with disabilities requiring an auxiliary aid or special accommodations in order to participate are asked to contact Chelsea Dorward at 254-386-3919 by August 20th… Read More →

Small Grain & Stocker Conference

The Bosque, Hamilton & Johnson County AgriLife Extension Offices will be hosting a Small Grain & Stocker Cattle Conference on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Cranfills Gap Community Center. One CEU will be offered to those holding a private applicators pesticide license. This year’s presentations include New & Traditional Small Grain Forage Options,  Non-Traditional Stocker Cattle Options,  When Will it End—A Look at the Markets and Farm Service Agency Programs. The registration fee is $10 when you pre-register by August 22, or $15 at the door. For… Read More →

Wheat Yield Reports

Wheat harvesting has started and the first yield reports are in.  The Dorward family harvested a field I had previously inspected for freeze damage.   The estimated damage from the late freezes was 30 to 40 percent.   Their field’s average yield was 35 bushels per acre.  If we assume the average damage was 35 percent, the field’s undamaged production potential would have been about 53 bushels per acre.  Robert Payne and I visited on Friday.  He feels his average production will be similar.  The yield monitor on his combine… Read More →