Agrilife Extension Resources

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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 […]

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    Growers have more transgenic corn hybrids to choose from than ever before. While these traits offer resistance to insects, herbicides, disease, and drought, growers must manage these hybrids appropriately and adhere to stewardship agreements and other requirements to preserve these benefits and the technology that produces them. (7 pages)

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    Bronze wilt is a disease of cotton characterized by bronze or red discoloration and wilting of leaves. This publication describes bronze wilt symptoms, the cause, and epidemiology of the disease, the varieties in which it has been observed, and ways to distinguish bronze wilt from other diseases. (4 pages)

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    Growers can obtain higher prices and increased profits for their grain sorghum by applying harvest aids, which are chemicals that bring the grain to a more uniform percentage of moisture at harvest.(3 pages)

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    This publication discusses the types of tilling systems and the conditions for using each in South and Central Texas. Reduced or conservation tillage can benefit sorghum crops and increase profit. (4 pages)

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    Canola is a term patented by the Canadian government. It refers to rapeseed (Brassica napus), which has specific chemical properties that lend themselves to the production of high-quality cooking oil and an edible meal used in livestock rations. This publication discusses the growth, marketing, and processing of canola. (3 pages)