Farm and Ranch

Atascosa County Agrilife introduces urban deer and oak wilt program

The Atascosa County AgriLife Extension office along with the Atascosa Wildlife and Fisheries Committee and the Atascosa Wildlife Coop will be hosting an Urban Deer and Oak Wilt program to be held at Pleasanton Methodist Church on Monday, November 18 with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. and the program to start at 6 p.m. Topics covered will be understanding urban […]

Jourdanton FFA Qualifies for State in CDEs

On October 9 members of the Jourdanton FFA Chapter competed in the Area X Career Development Events. At the contest, students competed in Homesite Evaluation, Land Evaluation, Range Evaluation, and Plant Identification. The Chapter Farmer Homesite Evaluation team placed 3rd overall. High point individuals on the team were Claire Vyvlecka 6th, Jenny Vrana 7th and Mallory Vickers 9th. Other team […]

What is the webbing on tree trunks and branches?

Atascosa AG News

Several calls have come in over the past few weeks about a mysterious webbing that has been covering the tree trunks and branches. Fortunately the webbing is not caused by webworms nor tent caterpillars, but by a harmless insect commonly known as barklice. It is important to understand that the common name used for these insects is misleading as they […]

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. Last week I heard you have a discussion with a listener to your radio show about Monarch butterflies. He seemed to be pursuing the idea that the Monarchs were only interested in the tropical milkweeds in Central Texas because they needed to lay eggs on the foliage. You seemed to be promoting the argument that in the fall the […]

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VERDILIZER

Welcome back, It’s all about the Totes! Terri has been with VNV for quite a few years and is a great vendor! She has a wide variety of hand made and hand crafted items. You can find great gifts and stocking stuffers in her booth this December 6-7. She will have hand crafted purses, keychains, candles, totes, cosmetic bags, earrings, […]

ATASCOSA COUNTY FAIR RESULTS

PLEASANTON FFA COMPETED IN THE AREA X FALL CDE CONTEST AT WELDER WILDLIFE REFUGE IN SINTON

Thomas Ables, Dakota Fulcher, Kinsley Barker, Savannah Cadena, Lexi Cumberland, Victoria Urbanczyk, Kayli Kennedy, Lacey Stevens, Montgomery Cain, Ty Hehman, Drake Woodlee, Brenden Nino, Stayton Hagen, Luke Thorton, Tristan Barker and Wyatt Porter.

LOCAL 4-HER WINS AT HEART OF TEXAS IN WACO

Congratulations to Atascosa County 4-H member Nathan Ricks who participated in the Heart of Texas Shotgun Shooting Sports Competition in Waco Texas. After a shootoff among the top shooters Nathan placed 3rd winning a $500.00 dollar scholarship and other prizes. Way to go Nathan!!

Gardening Q & A

Plant Q & A

Q. The firebush that we have in a container on our patio for the hummingbirds is loaded with aphids. There are so many that the leaves and blooms are deformed. Is there anything we can spray with to control the aphids that won’t hurt the hummingbirds? A. A dilute soap spray should work on the aphids without being a threat […]

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Welcome another NEW to VNV vendor The Greeting Tree! They have been in business since 1981! Their experience is evident in their unique hand painted creations! They’ll have handmade wooden signs, Lazy Susans, hat racks, jewelry stands, gift boxes, children’s furniture and the list goes on! Welcome back Garvinworks, LLC – Handcrafted Rustic Furniture!! George is not only talented with […]


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