March 9, 2020

By Larry Redmon, state forage specialist

Photosynthesis is the process by which plants combine solar energy, atmospheric CO2, and water, within green leaf tissue (chlorophyll) to produce carbohydrates. … Read More

Source: Forage Fax newsletter by the Texas A&M Extension Department of Soil & Crop Sciences | Feb. 28, 2020

By Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage extension specialist, Soil & Crop Sciences, Overton… Read More

Source: AgriLife Today

When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

Scott Nolte, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension weed specialist, … Read More

Producers in Texas’ Cotton Belt reported lower than expected yields as a result of a tough beginning, middle and end to the 2019 growing season. The 2019 season started rough for cotton producers in the Panhandle. Extended rain and wet conditions delayed plantings, and many producers missed the deadline to … Read More

As forage producers, we focus most of our energy on our warm season perennial pastures and hay meadows with species like bermudagrass or bahiagrass. That means most of our weed control efforts are also focused on warm season weeds such as Carolina horsenettle and blackberry. Unfortunately, cool season weeds can … Read More

Source: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension ForageFax | Nov. 1, 2019

Bastard cabbage (Rapistrum rugosum) is a cool-season annual, multi-branched, herbaceous plant native to Eurasia that grows from one to five feet or more in height. It has a robust taproot and dark green leaves that are lobed … Read More

The transportation and application costs associated with limestone applications often exceeds the cost of the limestone by 10 to 30 times. When soil test recommendations call for three, four or even five tons per acre, the end cost can sometimes exceed $300 per acre. Increasingly, producers are looking toward non-traditional … Read More

If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems. Read more at…

Source: AgriLife Today

Conditions were mixed for cool-season vegetable-producing areas of the state, with the Rio Grande Valley and Wintergarden both experiencing weather that led to a less-than-optimal start to the season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, … Read More

Broomsedge Bluestem (Andropogon virginicus L.) is a warm season perennial grass found throughout Central and East Texas. Broomsedge growth begins as temperatures consistently stay above 60 degrees F. It produces many seeds that are distributed by wind. It is a poor competitor, has poor nutritive value for livestock and low … Read More