Agrilife Extension Resources

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    This field guide describes and illustrates the 106 most common potentially toxic plants in Texas.

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    Sorghum has characteristics that make it able to regenerate the above-ground portion of the plant. These features allow producers to seek a second grain crop within the same growing year by preparing the old plants immediately after the removal of the main crop. This publication discusses important factors to consider when contemplating a ratoon crop, […]

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    Until grain sorghum develops an extensive root system, young plants may be unable to obtain enough ferrous iron to maintain normal growth. This publication offers strategies for avoiding, identifying, and correcting iron deficiencies. (4 pages)

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    This field guide will help landowners and rangeland managers identify the brush and weed species of greatest concern in their areas.

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    In this publication ranchers learn how to control pricklypear and how to use it as a valuable range resource.

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    Producers can use the information here to help with allocating scarce resources (time and money) among the five management areas discussed. Although management styles would influence the allocation, on average, the focus should be first on costs, then technology adoption, then yields, and finally prices. (4 pages).

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    Nutritional management is complicated by changing forage quality and quantity. This publication discusses forage quality trends in various regions of Texas, tools to analyze the nutritional environment of cattle and differentiate between forage quality and availability problems, and nutritional management strategies. (8 pages).

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    If irrigation for grain sorghum is managed well, the crop will produce high, profitable yields. This publication explains the water needs for sorghum at different growth stages, the calculations to use to estimate its water requirements, and adjustments to make for rainfall and soil moisture. (5 pages)

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    This publication explains how home gardeners and small-scale farmers can increase their properties’Ao productivity by intercropping’growing two or more crops together on the same plot’ using species that perform specific functions to benefit their companion crop. Also discussed are the results of a 2-year study on intercropping okra, peanuts, peas, peppers, and watermelon. (4 Pages)

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    Freeze injury in wheat is a complex issue involving environmental, cultural, and physiological factors that can cause freeze damage to vary between and even within fields, making it difficult to assess crop injury. Knowing when and where to scout for damage, what symptoms to look for, and how to manage an injured crop is critical […]