POSTED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:59pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:14pm
Longview Tx (KETK) — The Gregg County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office will hold two educational programs on soil and hay
The program will help answer any questions farmers or landowners have about soil fertility.
In preparation, the extension submitted 89 soil samples for testing.
With the results, they plan to explain what happens to the soil when you use lime or fertilizer.
You'll also learn how to prep your lawn and pasture for winter.
"Interpret those soil test analysis for folks who want a little bit of assistance with it. You want to know about your lawn, you want to know about soil sampling or how to interpret a soil analysis by all means come give us a call," said County Extension Agent Hugh Soape.
Soape said the Gregg County Extension office try to have at least one educational program per month for producers in the county.
The program is this Thursday and starts at 6 p.m. at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office at 401 E. Marshall St. Suite 101 in Longview.
It's free and open to the public.
Next Thursday, Nov. 13, they will have the second annual hay show in Gregg County.
It will be at Liberty City Community Center at 6:30 p.m.
If you did not turn in a hay sample it is $15 at the door.
Dr. Leon Young, who is the head of the soil test lab and professor at Stephen F. Austin, is going to talk about a program online called HayVal.
Through HayVal they can take analysis of hay, the quality they have and the program will tell them if they need to supplement it or not.
For more information contact the Gregg County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office at (903) 236-8429