Hemp dogbane is an erect perennial that is very competitive. It can reduce forage yields if not controlled. Hemp dogbane prefers low-lying wet areas but can grow in dry upland soils as well. Read the full story at foragefax.tamu.edu…

Broadleaf Marshedler (Iva annua L.) is a warm season annual in the sunflower family. Also called broadleaf sump weed, its leaves are situated in pairs across from each other on the stem. Marshelder grows in wet, moist areas, disturbed areas, and roadsides. This plant germinates in the early spring in February or March. The flowers, … Read More

Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Spring and warm weather are finally here, bringing new growth and life. But they also bring increased forest pest activity.  

Now is the time for landowners to check their trees to inspect for any signs … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | April 21, 2020

Plants are no strangers to diseases and devastating outbreaks. Humans can learn a valuable lesson from them when it comes to the current … Read More

Wild Carrot, also known as Queen Anne’s lace, is a biennial broadleaf plant. Wild carrot forms a rosette of leaves the first year, then flowers, produces seed, and dies the second year. It forms a deep, whitish taproot that has a distinctive carrot odor. Read more at … Read More

Source: foragefax.tamu.edu

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