Managing your native rangeland to promote good habitat for wildlife is a goal that many hope to attain, yet often many questions arise as to how to best achieve that goal.

Here is your chance to become a better steward of your natural resource by participating in a new landowner series focusing on wildlife management, which will be held on Friday at the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation Refuge, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

The facility is located eight miles north of Sinton, off U.S. Highway 77.

This educational series will feature discussions by experts on whitetail deer, Rio Grande turkey, and bobwhite quail management. In addition, site selection and renovation of stock tanks and aquatic weed management will also be discussed. If you own property, and wish to lease your property for hunting or other options, the leasing option will also be reviewed.

The registration fee for this session is $20 per person, unless previously paid in the first session. All those planning to attend should pre-register by contacting the Nueces County Extension Office at (361) 767-5223. This series is being sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices of San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, and Jim Wells counties, as well as the Welder Wildlife Foundation.

Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office at (361) 767-5223 at least eight days before all programs for assistance.

Cotton harvest

aid trial

I, along with representatives of Bayer Crop Science, established a cotton harvest aid trial on the Claude Otahal Farm southeast of Robstown. I have posted results of treatments on my blog at, with treatments costs ranging from a low of $1.81 per acre to a high of $16.47 per acre. Results are also available in the Extension office.