Agriculture

  East Texas Ag News: Garden season means weeding season

East Texas Ag News: Tips on vegetable gardening

East Texas Ag News: How to make the most of grazing pastures

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on producing quality beef

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

  East Texas Ag News: Controlling pond weeds

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  East Texas Ag News: It’s time to start fertilizing those lawns

  East Texas Ag News: Texas fruit trees set for good year overall

  WEB XTRA: East Texas Spring Fling Horse Sale

  East Texas Ag News: Types of algae in ponds

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s hay and cattle numbers

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on growing tomato plants

  East Texas Ag News: Stocking rate for cattle pastures

Do you know your stocking rate? This is the carrying capacity of a pasture.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on pruning azaleas

You may be wondering when the best time to prune those azaleas is.

  East Texas Ag News: Successful gardening is an art and a science

As we move forward into the spring gardening season, it is important to remember that there is both an art and a science to successful gardening.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Best fish for stocking small ponds

  East Texas livestock industry waits to see impact of historic flooding in Midwest

  East Texas Ag News: Prices of most cull cows lowest since 2009

Jentrie Eldridge carries on family’s hog tradition at Angelina County Fair

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on subsoiling and chiseling

  East Texas Ag News: Hay and cattle numbers for the week of March 21

East Texas Ag News: Ridding your pond of algae

There are some things to keep in mind if you’re already seeing algae in your pond.

Heritage Land Bank to present $500 grant to Rusk FFA

To support the next generation of Texas producers and landowners, Heritage Land Bank held a contest in which local FFA Chapters could apply to win funds for their chapter in form of a grant.

  East Texas Ag News: What causes bee swarms in the early spring?

Right now is the time of year we typically see an uptick in bee swarms.

  East Texas Ag News: Gearing up for the spring garden

Are your ready for the spring transition for your garden?

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on spring fertilizing

The process of fertilizing vegetables comes a month after the growth starts with nitrogen fertilizer.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle, hay numbers for the week

Compared to last week, all feeder sters and heifer class averages ended around 2 to 4 dollars lower.

  East Texas Ag News: Sheep and goat numbers strong despite softening prices

The market for goat and sheep meat and fiber continue to be relatively strong despite softening prices and lower inventories, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

  Growing feral hog population threatens East Texas hay supplies

First it was drought, then army worms, then too much rain. Now, hay producers and users are dealing with another threat to hay supplies across East Texas: feral hogs.

  East Texas Ag News: Controlling horn flies

Horn fly control is important for animal welfare, performance, and herd health.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on giving cattle injections

If you’re giving injections to your beef cattle, sometimes the needles can break or separate from the syringe and remain in the cattle.

  East Texas Ag News: Latest numbers for cattle, hay producers

We have the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  ETX peach farmers concerned recent freeze could hurt crop production

Peach farmers in Shelby County said they’re among the latest to fall victim to the cold snap’s brutal effects.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on raising catfish in your pond

Spring weather means catfish should start actively feeding again.

  East Texas Ag News: Wait for dry soil before tilling your garden

If you’re a gardener, you may be frustrated by all of the recent rain and moisture in East Texas.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on ridding landscapes of winter weeds

If you’re seeing weeds in your landscape before our warm season turf grass begins to grow, you’re not alone.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

We have the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: East Texas has already reached its chilling hours for fruit trees

If your fruit trees have started blooming a few weeks before what’s usually our last frost date, it may be because we have already reached our historic chilling hours.

  East Texas Ag News: Prescribed burn could be answer to problematic pasture

If you end up with tall, dead grass on a weedy pasture each winter, you may want to consider a prescribed burn.

  East Texas Ag News: Transitioning to early spring grass for grazing

There’s still time for you to transition to early spring grass.

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference set March 1

Learn more about chilling hours and other factors affecting fruit production; attend the upcoming East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Friday, March 1.

  East Texas Ag News: Annual East Texas fruit and vegetable conference in Lufkin

The Annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held March 1 in Lufkin.

East Texas Ag News: The latest cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: February is the month to prune tea roses

The texas A&M AgrLife Extension Service in Overton wants you to know that February is the time to prune those tea roses to help induce new growth and spring blooms.

  East Texas Ag News: Planting cool season vegetables in February

The last frost date of the year is still likely a month away, but the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in Angelina county is letting us know we can go ahead and plant some short term, cool season vegetables.

Heritage Land Bank to pay $3.5 million in patronage

Heritage Land Bank announced it will pay $3.5 million in cash patronage to its customers in April 2019.

  East Texas Ag News: February is month to refill ponds to normal level

If you lowered the water level in your pond or small lake earlier this winter to expose the shoreline and encourage winter grasses to grow, February is the month to refill the pond to normal levels.

  East Texas Ag News: The latest cattle and hay numbers

We have the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on planting potatoes in your spring garden

If you’re planning to plant potatoes this season, your potatoes should be cut and curing.

  East Texas Ag News: Utilizing winter forage

February is the proper time to prune fruit trees.

  East Texas Ag News: Best time to prune fruit trees

February is the proper time to prune fruit trees.

  East Texas Ag News: Keeping an eye for when trees bud

When it comes to your landscape, be sure to know the “environmental cues” it takes for each plant to start growing.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

Here are this week’s numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Cold frames can extend gardener’s growing season

hile cold frames are not often used in East Texas, they can help gardeners extend the growing season and get a head start on spring gardening.

  East Texas Ag News: How to better care for your pasture

Looking for ways to take better care of your pastures?

East Texas Ag News: Checking last year’s seeds

Here are some answers if you’re wondering if seeds from last year are any good.

  East Ag News: Ways to prevent larger-than-expected calf birth weights

We’re looking at ways to prevent larger-than-expected calf birth weights.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers from the East Texas Livestock Market report out of Crockett.

  East Texas Ag News: Benefits of pruning trees and shrubs

Now that we’re well into the winter season, it’s time to prune your trees and shrubs.

  East Texas Ag News: Preparing your soil for growing onions

If you’re looking to add onions to your garden, now is the perfect time to start planting.

  East Texas Ag News: Preparing for the 2019 hay season

2018 was a difficult year for hay producers across the lone star state.

Jump start spring fever with SFA Gardens' Winter Seed Swap

Jump start spring fever with SFA Gardens' Winter Seed Swap.

  East Texas Ag New: How to properly apply nutrients to soil

If you’re laying out a lot of fertilizer to overcome nutrient deficiencies, you could be doing more harm than good.

  East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Tune up sprayer in winter to help with spring herbicide applications

Now’s a good time to start your sprayer maintenance before the active spraying season begins.

  East Texas Ag News: How to reduce cold stress in cattle

Cold stress in cattle can reduce weight gain, pregnancy rates, and calf survival.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on early planting for spring gardens

If you plan on planting broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, lettuce or parsley then now is the time to plant your seeds inside.

  East Texas Ag News: Cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: High protein winter supplements for cattle

Many stockmen in the area are in the midst of stretching their hay supplies.

  East Texas Ag News: Effective weed control products for lawn maintenance

If you take a close look at your lawn, you will see green vegetation growing, but it’s not your turfgrass.

  East Texas Ag News: What can you plant in winter months?

Unlike other parts of the country, the ground here in East Texas doesn’t freeze.

  East Texas Ag News: Tips on mowing around exposed tree roots

Trees with exposed roots can be an problem for mowers. But pruning roots is not a long-term fix because they will continue to grow.

East Texas Ag News: This week’s cattle and hay numbers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Avoid tilling saturated soil when prepping garden

It's that time of year where many gardeners are getting an itch to till and work up their garden soil.

  East Texas Ag News: Soil testing for hay fields

Soil testing is one of the easiest methods to measure the productivity and input costs of your pasture and hay meadows.

East Texas Ag News: Feeding birds in the winter months

Keep a look out at your feeders.

  East Texas Ag News: Seed planting tips for the new year

You can start the new year off planting seeds in your garden.

  East Texas Ag News: Latest numbers for hay, cattle producers

Here are the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

  East Texas Ag News: Building your garden soil

If your garden has some fallow areas that need building, the Winter months are an excellent time to add organic matter, which is beneficial to all soils.