Farm and Ranch

Helpful Hints for homeowners: mosquitoes, fire ants


With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, during rain events, while the fire ants are underground […]

Upcoming Atascosa County Extension news



Atascosa County Livestock Show Commercial Heifer Validation Commercial Heifer Validation for the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Perry Feeders. If you have questions please contact the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830- 569-0034 or your local Ag Science Instructor. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training Scheduled […]

Gardening Q&A



Q. We have a large yard with a few large oaks and a cedar elm. We want to plant a conifer. We tried an Afghan pine a few years ago but it died from a fungal disease just like most of the Afghan pines in the area. Is there a conifer that looks as good as an Afghan pine that […]


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