East Texas Ag News: Ag extension agent shares composting tips

An East Texas ag extension agent shares tips on composting.

Mushrooms, fertilizer, fire ants, lime and stopping spring weeds

Fall is a unique time for lawn management. As of this writing, there are only about 60 days until the average first frost. The lawn should be winding down but we still have to mow until cooler temperatures and shorter days stop the grass from growing.

PHOTOS: Ag life in East Texas

East Texas Ag News is your source for all things related to your agri-business and commodities markets.

East Texas Ag News: The importance of bees in agriculture

One out of every three bites of food you eat is dependent on pollinators such as honeybees.

East Texas Ag News: Pesticide tips for vegetable gardeners

As you treat for weeds, diseases and insects or pests in your garden, you need to be mindful of the products pre-harvest interval.

East Texas Ag News: The latest cattle and hay numbers

This morning we have the latest numbers for cattle and hay producers.

East Texas Ag News: Measuring bales of hay

Have you ever wondered exactly how big a bale of hay actually is? Buying and selling hay is often a difficult endeavor.

East Texas Ag News: Some insects beneficial for gardening

Did you know that 97-percent of the insects most commonly seen in homes and gardens are considered either beneficial or innocuous?      Gardeners who learn to put the beneficial insects to work is an important "earth kind" practice that can help reduce the use of chemical pesticides in the environment.

Armyworms in lawns and pastures

This year we have seen a tremendous outbreak of armyworms affecting pastures and hay meadows like we typically expect to see.

Army worms have infiltrated Deep East Texas

Its being called an epidemic spreading across Deep East Texas and the culprit is eating away lawns, gardens, and hay pastures.

East Texas agriculture experts warn of 'false fall'

It may be more than halfway through summer, but some agriculture specialists say that here in East Texas, we'll be getting a early look at fall. But, only when it comes to trees. "Late July, early August is a time when, I just assume that these trees are going to still have a lot of life in the leaves and that kind of thing," said homeowner, Gary Hunter. That's why Hunter said he started to worry when his yard was suddenly covered with a layer of dead leaves. Pe...

Nacogdoches business owner, doctor, chef spreading word about heart disease

American Heart Month is winding down. Health care providers share prevention and warning signs of heart disease that can help people for a lifetime. A woman, a doctor, and a chef are spreading knowledge about heart disease among women.

Weekly Market Report

Compared to last week: all classes of feeder steers and heifers ended $3 to $5 higher with instances up $7 higher. Slaughter cows showed firm too uneven while the slaughter bulls showed to be steady. Buyer trade and demand was extremely active on an exceptionally good supply of feeder calves!

Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make–Part II

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Top Ten Mistakes Pond Owners Make–Part 1

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Keep an Eye Out for Forage Pests

Grasshoppers, Fall Armyworms, and Imported Fire Ants are the major insect pests of pastures in East Texas.

Farm Pond Management Calendar

Tips to keep your farm pond healthy.

Cary Simms

Cary Simms, the Angelina County Extension agent, is responsible for providing research based information on agricultural and natural resource issues.  Learn more about this agent, and about the Angelina County Extension...

Crispin Skinner

Crispin Skinner is the County Extension Agent with the Cooperative Extension Program Prairie View A&M University for Nacogdoches County.  Learn about this agent, and about the services provided through the Nacogdoches Cooperative Extension...

Chad Gulley

Chad Gulley is the County Extension Agent in Agriculture and Natural Resources for Nacogdoches County.  Learn about this extension agent, and about the services provided through the Nacogdoches Extension...

Planting the Home Garden

Large or small, the rewards of a home garden are satisfying.

KTRE.com Farm and Ranch Page

The KTRE.com Farm and Ranch Page will launch in January 2008.

A full service tractor dealership in East Texas

Fish and Still carries equipment for all types of outdoor work from simple yard work to professional farming and ranching.