Source: Texas A&M Forest Service

Oak wilt is one of the most destructive tree diseases in the United States, and it has been known to kill oak trees in Central Texas at epidemic proportions. This time of year, oak wilt is primarily spread by moving firewood … Read More

Areas of Texas have received very little rainfall since July. As we begin the month of October many of us are questioning whether to plant cool season annual forages such as ryegrass, small grains or legumes. According to NOAA, for a majority of Texas we have an equal chance of … Read More

Fall is one of the best times for managing perennial and biennial weeds in pastures or other areas in grass. As perennial weeds prepare for the upcoming winter, they move energy reserves from shoots to their rhizomes and roots. Systemic herbicides applied at this time are translocated along with the … Read More

Kochia, a kind of tumbleweed, has long been associated with the Texas High Plains, but its abundance is starting to alarm Texas A&M AgriLife officials as regional producers are experiencing challenges controlling kochia as herbicide resistance is mounting. Muthu Bagavathiannan, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed scientist in the Texas … Read More

The options for fall-planted wildlife mixtures are many but often the random mixtures offered for sale by national retailers are not the best-adapted plants for Texas. Warm season forage legumes, cool season forage legumes and forage oats are all great choices to include in forage mixtures for white-tailed deer in … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 31, 2019

A relatively new pest – the Bermuda grass stem maggot – is plaguing Texas hay producers this season, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. 

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Crabgrass is a warm season annual grass that is commonly found in pastures and hay meadows in parts of Texas. Relative to other warm-season annual grasses, crabgrass has a low- to medium-yield potential but is high in forage quality. As such, it is often a desirable component in pastures and … Read More

Since winter weather lingered this year, many cattlemen are welcoming warmer temperatures and sun-filled mornings however they come. But don’t think the spring and summer will be without challenges of their own. Here’s 5 impact areas you need to be ready for because they might affect your profitability this year.

Also called mare’s tail, horseweed is a warm season erect annual weed often found in cultivated areas, pastures, road sides and waste sites. Its first leaves are in a rosette. The stem has frequent alternate and sessile leaves. Horseweed generally bolts in April/May, flowers in July and sets and disperse … Read More