Upcoming events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice

April 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. County Extension Office Cafeteria

Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend.

District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13. Registration is Open on 4-H Connect Through April 9.

Local 4-H and FFA Livestock Scholarship application deadlines approaching.

Atascosa County Livestock Show Scholarship : Deadline April 12 to the extension office are your ag science instructor. aclsweb.org/

Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship: Deadline April 10, 2019; Must have exhibited a steer in a Texas Steer Show coun ties.agrilife.org/atascosa/ files/2019/01/2019-JHKScholarship Gen-Info.pdf

Multicounty Water Well Screening Day

HAVE YOU TESTED YOUR PRIVATE WATER WELL?

Private water wells should be tested annually. The Texas Well Owner Network is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Atascosa, Dimmit, Frio, McMullen, LaSalle, and Zavala counties.

The offices are hosting a water well screening on April 18, 2019 to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The cost is $15.00 per sample.

Samples will be collected on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 between 8:00 a.m. and 9 a.m. Well owners may pick up a sample bag and instructions from their County Extension Office.

•Atascosa County AgriLife Extension Office, 25 E. 5th Street, Leming, TX 78050

•Dimmit County AgriLife Extension Office, 539 Industrial Blvd., Carrizo Springs, TX 78834

•Frio County AgriLife Extension Office, 400 S. Pecan Street, Pearsall, TX 78061

•McMullen County AgriLife Extension Office, 604 River Street, Tilden, TX 78072

•Zavala County AgriLife Extension Office, 221 N 1st Ave, Crystal City, TX 78839

•LaSalle County AgriLife Extension Office, 101 Courthouse Square, Cotulla, TX 78014

Results will be available on April 19, 2019 after 4 p.m. at your Local County Extension Office. The screening is presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Samples screened for:

FECAL COLIFORM BACTERIA

Presence indicates that feces (bodily waste from humans or animals) may have contaminated the water. Water contaminated with this bacteria is more likely to have pathogens present that can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea or other symptoms.

NITRATES

Levels above 10 ppm may cause infants, pregnant or lactating women, the elderly, and the immunesuppressed to be at risk for methemoglobinemia, a condition which inhibits the ability of blood to sufficient carry oxygen to tissues and cells.

SALINITY

Measured by Total Dissolved Solids (TDS). Water with high TDS levels may leave deposits and have a salty taste. Using water with high TDS for irrigation may damage the soil or plants.

HYDROCARBONS

Presence indicates that oil contamination has occurred.

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