Larry Stalcup

2017 cotton weed control starts now: Don’t let resistant weeds go to seed
“Some fields are clean late in the growing season, while others are not. Fortunately, we have tools available to help finish the weed control job and get a good start on next year.”
Rustlers also like high cattle prices
Sooner or later, if you’re rustling cattle or horses, or stealing high-dollar ranch or farm equipment, you’ll likely have a room reserved in the county jail or regional prison.
Peanuts dodged most disease, insect problems
With a year that saw regional peanut production receive a break from heavy disease pressure, Texas farmers are seeing strong yields and good grades from some 113,000 acres being harvested.
Canola a growing alternative crop
Although pressured by drought, canola keeps growing across much of Oklahoma as farmers search for alternatives to winter wheat and a rotation to help boost the bottom line.
Oklahoma growers enjoy varieties high in yields, quality and resistance
A two- or three-year rotation of peanuts with cotton or other crops can help growers manage disease and possibly lower the number of fungicide treatments needed, said an Oklahoma State University Extension specialist.
Peanut growers face major price pressure
Total domestic and world peanut use is projected at about 2.6 million tons this year. But with about 3.87 million tons worldwide, that leaves about 1 million tons that must be worked through.
Cotton profit potential looking better
Growers considering a shift from cotton to sorghum should put the pencil to it once more. With futures prices steadily over 80 cents per pound and early gin contracts offering nice premiums, irrigated cotton could mean $200 or more in return per acre.
Project aims at 200 bushel corn
It could be like trying to squeeze blood from a turnip. But with a little help from Mother Nature, northern Texas
Triticale yielding strong for dairy rations
With dairymen drowning in miserable milk prices, getting the most out of their forage and silage is crucial. So many
Peanuts may not be on the menu for some growers this year
Peanuts have helped produce profits for many Texas growers. But even without the horrific salmonella scare that
Sorghum growers putting checkoff to work
Using their new value-based checkoff assessment, sorghum growers across the country are taking steps that can help them
Texans attacking aflatoxin with TCPB checkoff funds
Bugs and weeds are a menace to Texas corn growers. But possibly the biggest battle many Texas farmers face is the
Wheat pasture — grazing or grain
David Cleavinger likes his options with dryland and irrigated wheat and the possibility of $8 per bushel prices. And
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