Plants & Crops

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a wide variety of programs, brochures, field days and one-pagers to help Texans with agricultural crop production, whether that is a food crop or specialty crop. Experts can be located across the state to advise on plant needs and best management practices.

Related Departments: Soil and Crop Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Entomology

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Soil, Water, and Forage Testing Lab

The Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory is part of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and The Texas A&M University System.
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This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

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These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]

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Many insects feed and make their homes in the bark, trunks, and branches of shade trees and shrubs in Texas. Insect borers belong to several different insect groups including a variety of beetles, moths, and horntail wasps. This publication discusses the different types of wood-boring insects and the damage they cause. (12 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The course is a four-day course designed for turf professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their knowledge of turfgrass systems and best management practices.

Program

The Plant Pathology (PLPM) Extension program provides services across Texas through subject-matter specialists in areas of plant health management, plant diseases, plant-microbe interactions and environmental sciences.

Program

NCPN-Roses is a network of scientists, educators, state and federal regulators that act together to ensure that rose budwood and rootstock is clean and available.

Courses

Course

This 8 hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.

Course

This online course covers the types of butterflies in Texas and how to attract them. Homeowners or garden enthusiasts will learn to invite new fluttery friends to the neighborhood.

Course

This course is designed to assist pest management companies in training new employees. By taking this course, apprentices and other employees will have the opportunity to receive 20 hours of in-depth training required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service.

Red River Crops Conference

Planning for success – Crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains.

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  • Course

    This 8 hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.

  • Publication

    This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]

  • Publication

    These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]

  • Publication

    Many insects feed and make their homes in the bark, trunks, and branches of shade trees and shrubs in Texas. Insect borers belong to several different insect groups including a variety of beetles, moths, and horntail wasps. This publication discusses the different types of wood-boring insects and the damage they cause. (12 pages)

  • Publication

    Producers can use the information here to help with allocating scarce resources (time and money) among the five management areas discussed. Although management styles would influence the allocation, on average, the focus should be first on costs, then technology adoption, then yields, and finally prices. (4 pages).

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