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Ag Technology Conference features weeds, insects, diseases

In Southwest Farm Press

by Ron Smith, Southwest Farm Press

Herbicide resistant weeds, new pesticide technology, best management practices for Northern Blacklands cotton, and feed directives for managing anaplasmosis in beef cattle highlight the Dec. 8 Ag Technology Conference on the Texas A&M-Commerce campus in Commerce, Texas.

The annual conference will offer five continuing education units for private, commercial, and non-commercial, applicators and certified crop advisors. Continue reading

AgriLife Extension experts: Livestock parasites, pests likely to proliferate due to wet weather

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

Excessive rains in many parts of the state have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts concerned about the possibility of increased parasite and pest activity with livestock.

“Wet weather creates conditions favorable for parasites to infect animals on pasture,” said Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension livestock specialist based in Uvalde. Continue reading