Category Archives: Ag/NR

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 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 →

Survey Invitation: Human Dimensions of Wild Pigs

From the Desk of Corrie Bowen: County Extension Agent – Wharton County Howdy, You have been invited to participate in this survey as a member of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service email list.  This study is designed to allow Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to better understand hunter, landowner, and stakeholder opinions about wild pigs and management practices for the species. You will be asked a series of questions about your thoughts and opinions on the resource use, economic impacts, and management of wild pigs. The survey should… Read More →

Regional Conservation Partnership Program Offers Special EQIP Funding for Texas Rice Growers

  New Gulf Coast Water and Wildlife Regional Conservation Partnership Program Offers Special EQIP Funding for Texas Rice Growers To Improve Surface Water Irrigation, Water Quality, Wildlife USA Rice, Ducks Unlimited and NRCS assistance available through RCPP   HOUSTON – Feb. 4, 2019 – Rice producers in 12 Texas counties can apply for financial assistance to make on-farm improvements, thanks to the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Gulf Coast Water and Wildlife Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), sponsored by USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited. Eligible counties include: Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers,… Read More →

2019 Auxin Trainings Feb-Apr

Series of auxin herbicide trainings for area producers set for February – April By Corrie Bowen County Extension Agent Wharton County The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a series of Auxin Trainings for producers in the Wharton and Matagorda County area from February – April 2019.  This special, annual training that was required  last year for the new dicamba formulations applied on tolerant cotton and soybean crops,  will now be a two-hour training.  In addition to the EPA mandated dicamba applicator training, the Texas Department of… Read More →