Bee County Extension Agent
We have partnered with the Goliad County Wildlife Management Association for our annual Tri County Field Day. The tour will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Wexford Ranch located at 7431 U.S. 59 South.
The ranch is located near Fannin just before the weigh station if heading east, and is on the south side of the highway. We will have coffee and donuts while we wait for all participants to park vehicles and before we load trailers to travel to the demonstrations.
We will view our aerially applied huisache and mesquite demonstration using Grazonnext HL, Sendero and Rejuva. Dr. Megan Clayton, AgriLife range specialist, and Dr. Wayne Hanselka, DuPont representative, will be on hand to field questions.
Since no brush management technique is appropriate for all situations, you must develop the most effective method for each unique situation. That requires an appraisal of resource potential; clearly stated goals for brush composition, size and density; and a practical assessment of potential treatment alternatives. In general, methods that treat individual plants are more practical in areas with lower plant densities, while broadcast-applied methods, such as burning, certain mechanical methods and aerial spraying may have a utility as well.
We will be offering two hours of CEU(s). The cost of the program will be $10. Thanks to this year’s sponsors Dow and DuPont and thanks also to the directors of the WMA and the planning efforts of the area Livestock and Forage Committees in Bee and Refugio counties for planning and assisting with this year’s field day.