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Oak Wilt Disease Threatens Texas Oaks in Spring

by TAMUFS staff From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Texas A&M Forest Service reminds Texans that it is especially critical to avoid pruning oaks in Texas counties affected by oak wilt. When springtime comes, oak trees ...

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Forest Service Certifies 2 From Jena Band of Choctaw Indian Tribe

Trained in Sam Houston National Forest Two members of the Jena Band of the Choctaw Indians received timber cruiser certification from the National Forests and Grassland in Texas for training they accomplished in the Sam Houston National Forest. From left are Kristi Keach, Timber Program Manager, Lendon LeGrande, Sherwin Williams ...

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It’s Time to Start Your Compost Pile

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting by TCEQ staff Summer is here. It’s a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you’ll have a finished ...

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Funds Available for Forest Thinning

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestations and outbreaks. ...

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The Fields of Spring

By Reggie Lepley   It has been a mild winter for the most part here in Walker County.  Breaking ice in the livestock trough only happened one time during the past season. That was over a two-day span and the ice was thin the first day. Since it is warming ...

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Prescribed Fire

By Reggie Lepley   I was invited to participate in a focus group meeting this past month to discuss a very interesting topic and research model.  In a somewhat short description, the group holding the focus group is looking at issues which preclude or restrict landowners from adopting the tool ...

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2016 Cow Country Congress set for Friday

Cow Country Congress is an annual educational event hosted by an area wide group of county Extension agents. This year Cow Country Congress will be held at Partin & Partin Heart Bar Ranch one of Anderson Counties jewels. CCC is scheduled Friday October 21.  The ranch is located 19 miles Northwest ...

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Tx Dept of Agriculture Accepting Grant Applications for Disaster Relief

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Announces Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers Devastated by Floods. Calls for donations to state fund for agriculture relief. As farmers and ranchers across the Lone Star State deal with continuous rainfall and the aftermath of recent flooding, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has directed the Texas Department of ...

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