• May 6, 2015

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Tuesday 05/05/2015
Sugarcane and Ranch Management Seminars
Posted: May 05, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Next week two outstanding programs are planned for agriculture producers. The first is a Sugarcane Aphid Turn-row Meeting on Tuesday, May 12th and the second is a Spring Ranch Management Field Day on Thursday, May 14th. Both are designed to provide growers with timely information that will benefit their agricultural operation and provide continuous education units to those maintaining a pesticide license.

Tuesday 04/28/2015
Don't Hate
Posted: April 28, 2015 - 11:02 am

As we get older it seems sometimes our tolerance and cynicism tend to take over without us realizing it. That being said no one is immune from having these occasional incidents.

Spring Ranch Management Field Day
Posted: April 28, 2015 - 10:37 am

Since January 1, Nueces County has had roughly three times the average rainfall for this period. This has led to a substantial amount of prevented planting acres for cotton and sorghum. Some sorghum and maybe a little cotton may still get planted; however, a significant amount of acres will remain fallow through the growing season. While this excess rainfall has been less than ideal for row crop production, area forage production and native pastures have benefited. Tank water is also abundant again.

Monday 04/27/2015
Spring Ranch Management field day planned
Posted: April 27, 2015 - 3:28 pm

Since January 1, Nueces County has had roughly 3 times the average rainfall for this period. This has led to a substantial amount of prevented planting acres for cotton and sorghum. Some sorghum and maybe a little cotton may still get planted; however, a significant amount of acres will remain fallow through the growing season. While this excess rainfall has been less than ideal for row crop production, area forage production and native pastures have benefited. Tank water is also abundant again.

Tuesday 04/21/2015
Feral Hogs
Posted: April 21, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Recently, AgriLife Extension has offered a series of workshops across the state called Generation Next: Our Time to Ranch. The goal of the program was to help provide guidance to the next generation of landowners on ways to utilize their new land resources. The program covered the basics of how to start an agricultural business, add to an existing ranch operation, market your product, select the right operation for your situation, and tips for how to best manage land with the technologies we have available today, as well as, dealing with several other land management issues one of which was feral hogs.

Tuesday 04/14/2015
Spring Lawn Fertility
Posted: April 14, 2015 - 11:49 am

With ample rain and warmer weather many of us have been working to enhance the quality of our lawns. In many cases this means providing adequate plant nutrients to maintain a high quality lawn. To help with that, AgriLife Extension in Nueces County has partnered with the City of Corpus Christi to offer free soil testing in early spring over the last 4 years. As a result, over 800 urban soil samples have been submitted to through the program and some basic trends can be observed.

Monday 04/13/2015
Sign of the times
Posted: April 13, 2015 - 2:31 pm

In the modern world we live in it is not unusual for a person to feel insecure about their appearance. Insecurity is after all a common characteristic for most people living in today's society.

Friday 04/10/2015
In memory of my brother
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 11:14 am

Many of us have been touched by cancer in different ways.

STAAR is not the measure of good teaching, and teachers are worth more than $27,540 a year!
Posted: April 10, 2015 - 6:00 am

It’s odd that while parents, educators and even a majority of legislators have spoken out against the overemphasis on standardized testing, that the Senate nevertheless has chosen to reinforce the misuse of testing with passage of SB 893.

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