Farm and Ranch

Upcoming Events

4-H Livestock Judging Practice April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Auditorium April 11, 2019 at 5:30 PM County Extension Office Cafeteria Anyone interested in Participating in Livestock Judging can attend. District 12 Livestock Judging Contest will be held on April 13, 2019. Registration will be open on 4-H Connect around March 19. It is time once again […]

Peanut Growers meeting

The 2019 South Texas Peanut Growers Association Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the Frio County AgriLife Extension Office located at 400 S. Pecan St., Pearsall, Texas. Registration will start at 3:30 PM. Topics to be covered include: 2018 Peanut Research Results, Pesticide Laws & Regulations, Herbicide/Weed Control Update, and 2018 Variety Test Results. Three […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. What is the value of grafted tomatoes that are being offered at some nurseries? Are yields larger or are there advantages for accommodating bad soils? A. I don’t see a clear advantage beyond the ability to use a nematode resistant rootstock for one of the many modern varieties that are not nematode resistant. They are relatively expensive, but it […]


With all that is going on in the world today I felt a need to share this in the Verdilizer this week. I might have shared this in the past, but it bears repeating. I love all books written by Richard Maybury, for instance, ‘Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?’, ‘Whatever Happened to Justice?’, ‘Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?’ to […]


SCTICA joins in on ‘Talk About Texas’

South Central Texas Independent Cattleman’s Association (SCTICA) President Gus Gonzalez and Independent Cattleman’s Association (ICA) Vice President Brad Cotton joined ICA Executive Director Bill Hyman on “Talk About Texas” with Roy Holley on Saturday, February 24, at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Hall of Fame. They discussed “fake meat” and how ICA is working to prevent this product […]

New disease affecting corn

A new disease affecting corn might have blown in on the recent “bomb cyclone,” and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said producers should be aware of what might make its way to their fields later this year. Corn tar spot was introduced into the U.S. in 2015, first in Illinois and Indiana, said Dr. Ken Obasa, AgriLife Extension […]

Gardening Q&A

Q. There is a leggy shrub that resembles a redbud growing in the corner of the yard. The blooms are the same color as redbud but aren’t blooming tight against the stem. The leaves are also small and not heartshaped. The most distinctive characteristic is the 3podded seeds. Do you recognize it? A. It sounds like you are describing a […]

Community yard sale was a success


We had a successful yard sale in Verdi Saturday. Thank you to all of the vendors and the people who came out to shop. Also, Charlie and Ermelinda sold their famous BBQ and homemade fried pies. They also thank you. Charlie and Ermelinda always do a great job. We also thank Lina Huizar for her hard work in coordinating the […]


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