Category Archives: Ag/NR

Questions Regarding Cotton Stalks Standing from the 2018 Crop

Questions regarding cotton stalks standing from the 2018 crop April 12, 2019 Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County This past week there have been complaints about cotton that is still standing in fields from last years’ crop – with a reference to cotton stalk destruction.  With the crazy, wet weather we experienced from September through February it’s understandable that some fields could not be harvested, and that some stalks were standing through the winter.  But now the ground is dry, and farmers have been in the field… Read More →

Small Grains Field Day Apr 17

Small Grains Field Day in Egypt, TX – April 17, 2019  By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent – Agriculture/Natural Resources Wharton County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be hosting a Wheat Field Day at Krenek Seed near Egypt, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  The Krenek’s have cooperated this year by providing ground for Dr. Clark Neely, Extension Small Grains Specialist to conduct our Upper Gulf Coast wheat variety trial.  The tour will offer us the opportunity to view not only hard red winter wheat varieties, but also… Read More →

South Texas Ag Symposium Apr 16

South Texas Agricultural Symposium in Wharton – April 16, 2019  By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County A web-based producer training, or webinar, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Wharton County Extension Office in Wharton.  The Wharton County Extension Office is located at 315 East Milam, Suite 112, Wharton, Texas 77488.  1 CEU in the IPM category and 1 CEU in the general category will be offered to Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide License Holders.  There is no fee to attend this program.   The… Read More →

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop Mar 22

Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop – March 22nd – Wharton   This workshop will provide a general overview of the wildlife tax valuation guidelines and qualifications, wildlife management plan development and applicable management practices.  Workshop begins at 8 am with presentations until noon.  Upon conclusion of the presentations, biologists will be available to assist landowners with management recommendations and developing management plans.   The workshop is being held at the Wharton Central Appraisal District, 303 E. Milam St., Wharton, TX 77488. Please contact Clinton Faas at clinton.faas@tpwd.texas.gov or (832) 595-8999… Read More →

2,4-D deadline for Wharton County extended until Mar 25

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) 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.  The suspension allows for both the ground and aerial application of 2,4-D and 2,4-D containing herbicides by permit on the east and west sides of the Colorado River in Wharton County beginning March 10, 2019 and ending on March 25, 2019.  All other applicable rules for Wharton County continue in effect.  Pesticide applicators are… Read More →