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  • Listen Now: Michael Franke on Ag Update
    Michael Franke from Birdsong Peanuts joined us to discuss this years peanut crop. To hear more click the link below.      
  • Listen Now: Layne Marlow On Ag Update
    South Plains UWCD Field Technician, Layne Marlow, stopped by on Ag Update to discuss the Rainwater Harvesting workshop coming up May, 12th. Click below for the full interview.
  • Listen Now: Zack Bradshaw On Ag Update
    Listen to Ag Update on demand with Extension Agent Zack Bradshaw as he talks about upcoming 4H and Ag events as well as current trends in the agriculture industry.
  • Ag Update – April 15
    What is the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation? Hear Samantha Borgstedt explain.

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  • Area corn farmers encouraged to review ARC/PLC Selection – For Immediate Release

    May 21, 2015

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    For Immediate Release Area farmers encouraged to review ARC/PLC Selection. Late changes to corn yields under ARC could impact Texas corn farmers LUBBOCK, Texas (May 20, 2015) – Texas Corn Producers encourages farmers to review their farm program selection under the new farm bill, as TCP has been notified that the USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA), on ...
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  • Grain sorghum weed control no ‘piece of cake’

    May 6, 2015

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    Ford Baldwin | Delta Farm Press (April 30th 2015) Interest in grain sorghum continues to be strong, and it appears a lot will be planted in the next couple of weeks. I have had several calls asking if a tank-mix of Dual and atrazine applied pre-emergence will provide full-season weed control. Absolutely not unless you do not ...
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  • Rainwater Harvesting Workshop

    May 1, 2015

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      South Plains Underground Water Conservation District is having a rainwater harvesting workshop on May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the SPUWCD Barn, behind the office, 802 Tahoka Road. Wise Lawn and Landscape will also be there to talk about different ways to conserve water. There will be door prizes given away, including rain barrels and ...
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  • Water efficiency in cotton: researchers step up focus

    April 23, 2015

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    Drought in the West, unsustainable depletion of aquifers in the Mid-South and Southeast, conflicts over access to water across the Cotton Belt, and rainfall that never seems to fall when it’s needed have prompted researchers to step up their efforts to maximize water use efficiency (WUE) in cotton. WUE, the ratio of yield produced per unit ...
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  • Reliable Summer Scouts Needed for Checking Local Cotton, Grain and Peanut Fields

    April 16, 2015

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    Texas Pest Management Association (TPMA), in Levelland, seeks summer employees to scout cotton, grain and peanut fields in Cochran, Hockley and Lamb Counties. These persons will be under direct supervision of Kerry Siders, Extension Agent – Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Candidates should have a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance, ...
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  • Brake Herbicide Which Work On Pigweed Receives Section 18 Approvals in Six States

    April 13, 2015

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    Brake Herbicide has received Section 18 emergency use exemptions for control of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (pigweed) in six cotton producing states.   Under the current Section 18 exemptions, Brake is authorized for use in 2015 on a limited number of acres in Arkansas (20,000 acres), Georgia (35,000 acres), Missouri (7,500 acres), North Carolina (45,000 acres), South Carolina ...
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  • ‘Cheap’ weed control in grain sorghum – a warning

    April 10, 2015

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    Larry Steckel, Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist Delta Farm Press It seems like quite a few farmers in Tennessee who probably would have farmed a few more years if commodity prices had remained high, have had or are having farm sales. These farms will be picked up by new growers who will be farming this land for ...
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  • Private Applicator Training Now Available Online!

    April 6, 2015

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      The Agricultural & Environmental Safety Unit (AES) is excited to announce a new training opportunity for Private Applicator license applicants!  In addition to providing Private Applicator Training at in-person training programs conducted by County Extension Agents, Texans seeking to obtain a Private Applicators license may now complete the Texas Department of Agriculture required training via ...
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  • Water management is crucial to grain sorghum profitability

    April 2, 2015

    Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife With grain sorghum prices responding to increased prices, spurred by Chinese demand, producers should look to improved management to maximize yield potential. Water management, say Texas AgriLife Extension specialists, will be a crucial factor in improving efficiency. “What’s happening in the sorghum market is a surprise and is exciting for producers,” said Dr. Jourdan ...
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  • 9 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Basically Impossible To Kill

    March 31, 2015

    By: SimpleOrganicLife.org Pop quiz: which is more polluted, indoor air or outdoor air? 10 times out of 10, indoor air in your house, office or apartment is going to be worse than the air outside. Indoor air pollution has been ranked among the top 5 greatest risks to public health by the EPA, and stagnant indoor ...
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