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Ag/Timber Numbers Must Be Renewed Every Four Years

Ag/Timber Numbers Must Be Renewed Every Four Years Current Registrations Expire December 31, 2019 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County   Farmers, ranchers and timber producers can claim exemptions from some Texas taxes when purchasing certain items used exclusively to produce agricultural and timber products for sale.  But first, they have to obtain an Agricultural and Timber registration number.  Agricultural and Timber Registration Numbers (Ag/Timber Numbers) are issued by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.  This registration number must be renewed every four years, regardless of… Read More →

Ground Applications of 2,4-D Allowable by Permit in Wharton County beginning Sep 9th

Ground Applications of 2,4-D Allowable by Permit in Wharton County beginning September 9th By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas Department of Agriculture has granted the suspension of a rule regarding the application dates of 2,4-D in Wharton County – Section 7.53(oo)(1) and (2) of the special provisions for Wharton County of the Texas Pesticide Laws and Regulations.  The suspension allows for the ground application of 2,4-D and 2,4-D containing herbicides by permit on the west side of the Colorado River in Wharton County beginning… Read More →

CANCELED – August 24th Wildlife Expo in Bay City, TX

Due to low registration numbers, the Wildlife Expo originally scheduled for Saturday, August 24th in Bay City, Texas has been canceled.   Sincerely, Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Agriculture Wharton County

Scouting for Cotton Bollworms

This video is a how to guide for scouting for Helicoverpa zea, the cotton bollworm, in cotton. The methods demonstrated are recommended in the Texas A&M Agrilife Managing Cotton Insects in Texas guide. This video was filmed by David Otradovsky in Wharton county Texas. Please feel free to contact your local county extension office if you have any questions.  

1st Annual AgriLife Upper Gulf Coast Wildlife Expo

Extension News Release 1st Annual Upper AgriLife Gulf Coast  Wildlife Expo – August 24th By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County, Texas Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Wharton and Matagorda County are excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a Wildlife Expo in Bay City, Texas on Saturday, August 24th.  The event will be held at the WCJC Bay City Campus at 4000 Ave. F, Bay City, Texas.  County Extension Agents and Texas Parks and Wildlife officials have put together an agenda of topics and presenters that… Read More →