Range, brush program set for July 7 in Brownwood, TX

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a range and brush management program beginning at 4 p.m. July 7 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 South in Brownwood.

Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County, said the needed rains this spring have brought a plethora of weeds to Texas pastures. Continue reading

Range and Pasture Workshop set for Dec. 3 in Eldorado

by Steve Byrnes, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Range and Pasture Workshop Dec. 3 in the Eldorado Civic Center.

The center is a mile south of Eldorado on U.S. Highway 277. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

Red cedar is reducing grazing area in Oklahoma

In Southwest Farm Press

By Ron Smith

Foot by foot, acre by acre, a green scourge is threatening Oklahoma’s rangeland.

Sam Fuhlendorf, Oklahoma State University natural resource ecology and management regents professor and Groendyke Chair for wildlife conservation, calls it “the green glacier,” the persistent encroachment of eastern red cedar across “some of the best grassland in the world.”

Fuhlendorf, speaking at the recent Rural Economic Outlook Conference on the OSU campus in Stillwater, said spread of the eastern red cedar can transform highly productive rangeland into limited production quickly. The infestation extends well into Texas and across much of the Southwest, creating significant economic losses.

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