Planting Growing Season
Mar25

Planting Growing Season

As temperatures warm-up, our planting season take up and watching plant development as progresses is a fundamental tool to control diseases. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension information states that plant diseases can occur at any stage during the course of plant growth. The rapid, accurate diagnosis of the cause of a disease, along with the implementation of a rapid treatment, is essential to ensure the protection of the crop. Certain...

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Basic Home Vegetable Gardening Training
Mar12
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Vegetable gardening: The mighty tomato by Dr. Mario Villarino
Mar11

Vegetable gardening: The mighty tomato by Dr. Mario Villarino

County Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources- Hopkins. Tomato is considering by many, the ultimate crop for the home garden. Personally, tomato are a fundamental part of our family diet. Having both French, Italian and Mexican influences growing up, I vividly remember my mother preparing a roma tomato with salt as a mid-day snack. Joe Masabni, Texas AgriLife Extension horticulturist indicated that tomatoes are the most popular...

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Prolonged winter weather always makes an impact on livestock
Mar05

Prolonged winter weather always makes an impact on livestock

Prolonged winter weather always makes an impact  on livestock. The long effect of commingling plus the natural effect of harsh weather can take a toll into overall livestock health. Older cattle, cows with calves and young stock can suffer because they are at disadvantage and cannot compete with stronger, healthier cows. In reference to proper culling time, Dan Childs from the Samuel Noble foundation wrote: “Deciding when to cull cows...

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One of the Busiest Gardening Months of the Year is Here.
Feb25

One of the Busiest Gardening Months of the Year is Here.

Texas AgriLife Extension recommendations for March by M.C.Hansen, extension horticulturist for East Texas include the following: March weather for Northeast Texas can be very fickle – it could still freeze since average last freeze is around March 12, and yet it still could be very balmy and pleasant most of the month. Freezing weather mainly affects the timing of planting cold-sensitive plants, like tomatoes or begonias. If you...

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