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Harvest rolling across Texas

Harvest rolling across Texas

By Gary Joiner

It’s been a year for the books. Torrential downpours. Sluggish markets. And drought creeping back in.

Stressful, no doubt. But farmers keep at it, and combines are rolling. Fields of corn and grain sorghum are coming out. The wave of harvest is at about its mid-point as it works its way from south to north.

It’s a critical time for Texas growers, and the culmination of a very difficult year. With several attempts and replants. Extra input costs that may or may not be recovered. Better than average yields is the hope. And, for many, breaking even on a crop is the goal this year.

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Strike first with prescribed fire

Strike first with prescribed fire

By Gary Joiner

There’s a growing fuel load on ranges and pastures across our state. It has concerned landowners looking ahead and asking, “When should I burn?”

Prescribed fire is an effective tool in the management toolbox. It represents a proactive attitude and perspective. Instead of reacting to a possible wildfire that scurries beyond the reach of control, a planned fire is coordinated and choreographed.

Range scientists say the presence of fire on a landscape determines its future. It acts as a reset for Mother Nature. Fire rejuvenates the system, replenishing all of the soil nutrients. The outcome is a positive cycle of productivity and overall sustainability.

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Wildflowers in Texas: Road trip!

Wildflowers in Texas: Road trip!

By Mike Barnett

A Florida friend asked me last week if I was going to take a road trip over the Easter weekend to see the Texas wildflowers.

There’s no prettier place than Texas in the spring, he said. And he’s right.

I was beginning to despair earlier in March. Cold, wet weather with nary a wildflower to be found.

Then I heard there was color in South Texas. Lots of color.

So I packed up last weekend and headed south of San Antonio.

And I found it. Colors of every hue. Covering the roadsides and the fields in a blanket of blaze.

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