Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Services

September 18th, 2015 – The Extension Hour – Agriculture Toolbox

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The Fall Armyworm can be a destructive pest that can consume pasture and hay fields in a matter of hours. We discussed the life cycle of the Armyworm and control measures. The time to establish cool season annuals for winter grazing is approaching. The program covered varieties of winter annual grassed, cereal grains, and legumes. We finished the hour with a discussion of Nitrate Poisoning and Prussic Acid Poisoning. The dry conditions we are experiencing with infrequent shower can set forages to be a potential treat.


Check out The Extension Hours’s past guest below!

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Want to be a guest on The Extension Hour? Anyone is welcome! You can contact the station through our CONTACT US PAGE – Just click HERE!

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