Category Archives: Ag/NR

Ag Pesticide Waste Collection – Wharton

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: Corrie Bowen – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension cbowen@ag.tamu.edu – 979-532-3310    Unwanted Agricultural Surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly! Unused pesticides lurking in barns and outbuildings are hazardous to people, pets and the environment. Currently, there is no organized collection activity to allow Texans to responsibly dispose of their unwanted agricultural pesticide waste. This has caused many Texans to accumulate unwanted pesticides under unsafe storage conditions and has possibly caused some to consider illegal disposal options. The improper disposal of agricultural pesticide waste poses a… Read More →

TDA Blanket Extension of Cotton Stalk Destruction Deadline

TDA Blanket Extension of Cotton Stalk Destruction Deadline for Pest Management Zone 3   From the Desk of Corrie Bowen, County Extension Agent – Wharton County   Early this morning I received information from TDA regarding a cotton stalk destruction extension to the October 31st deadline for Zone 3.  I want to pass this along to our cotton industry in a timely manner.   The Texas Department of Agriculture has received written requests to extend the cotton stalk destruction deadline for Zone 3.  This requests has come from… Read More →

Soil Testing Campaign Through Nov 2

AgriLife Extension – Wharton and Matagorda County – Offering Soil Testing Campaign now through November 2nd By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Wharton and Matagorda County Offices is offering soil testing for forage producers such as hay and improved grazing pastures. This special multi-county Soil Testing Campaign will take place now through November 2, 2018. Forage producers can gear up for next year’s growing season by soil sampling now to determine the status of soil nutrients in hay fields and pastures. With… Read More →

Zone 3 Cotton Stalk Destruction Deadline Oct 31

Zone 3 Cotton Stalk Destruction Deadline October 31 By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County A recent recommendation for a change to the Zone 3 pest management zone was considered by the Texas Department of agriculture, as approved by a majority vote of the Zone 3 Cotton Producer Advisory Committee.  This change in Zone 3 and the respective cotton stalk destruction date became effective on September 13, 2018.  These changes are reflected in the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 20 Cotton Pest Control  http://texasagriculture.gov/Portals/0/images/ACP/Cotton/Ch20Cotton_2018-09-13.pdf   The Zone 3 Pest… Read More →

Cotton & Grain Risk Management & Marketing Workshop Oct 9

The Cotton and Grain Risk Management and Marketing Workshop will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the Matagorda Fairgrounds.  2 CEUs will be awarded to Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator License holders.  The fee to attend this program is $25 per person at the door.  Topics include budgeting decision tools, insurance, management plans, cotton and grain outlook, mid and long-term weather forecasts and much more. Please RSVP by October 3, 2018 through the AgriLife Extension Matagorda County Office at 979-245-4100.