Author Archives: stacey.shanks

Fleahoppers and Bollworms

Howdy, This week most of our cotton is blooming. We are nearing the end of fleahoppers in cotton, and will very rarely need to treat for them once fields are blooming. I’ve seen a lot of sprayers going out as our fields dry out. The drier weather is a good opportunity to make herbicide applications. Cotton Flower in Matagorda County Kate Crumley Our cotton fleahopper numbers have been relatively low this week. We were still picking them up, but most were adults. Cotton fleahoppers can cause yield reduction… Read More →

PVAMU Watermelon Salsa

Watermelon? Salsa? Together? Of Course! This summer dish is a fun and yet tasty recipe that often surprises both kids and adults. It’s a great way to add a nutritious sweet and savory topping to dishes like nachos, burritos or quesadillas! We also have a special guest for our All about Dad segment. In honor of Father’s Day, feel free to pick up an All about dad printable from any local library in Wharton County (Wharton, East Bernard, El Campo, and Louise). There will also be a Donuts… Read More →

PVAMU Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie

VIRTUAL HERO’S 4 HEALTH SUMMER PROGRAMMING Un-Beet-able Berry Smoothie Hello everyone and welcome back to our Hero’s 4 Health Wharton County Library summer Programming! We are happy that you are here to learn and grow with us. Today we are making an Un-beet-able Berry Smoothie. This is the perfect summer treat for a hot or gloomy day! If you would like this recipe, pause the video at the 12 second mark, and screenshot it. It can also be found at Thank you, Oregon State University for this… Read More →

Soybean and Cotton Turn Row Meeting

Wharton – AgriLife Extension to host Soybean and Cotton Turn Row Meeting – June 30th By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Wharton County Office will host a  Soybean and Cotton Turn Row Meeting on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  The soybean turn row meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Howard and Dolly Wittig Farm in Lane City.  You may have seen the soybean variety plot from Hwy 60 in Lane City.  The soybean plot is located at the corner of Hwy… Read More →

Eagle Lake Rice Field Day June 29

Eagle Lake Rice Field Day moves indoors June 29 Rice industry outlook, research updates featured JUNE 4, 2021 The 47th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled for 5 p.m. June 29 at the Eagle Lake Community Center, 100 N. Walnut Ave., in Eagle Lake. Shane Zhou, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Beaumont, is one of the featured speakers at the Eagle Lake Rice Field Day scheduled June 29. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo) “We are looking forward to hosting our local rice producers and… Read More →