Crops & Produce

From strategic agricultural production practices to safe handling of produce coming out of gardens and fields, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides in-depth information and a variety of experts to help food producers get fruits and vegetables and other crops to consumers safely.

Related Departments: Soil and Crop Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, Animal Science, Agricultural Economics

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Cotton Insect Scouting School

This service provides training on how to scout for and identify insect, weed, and disease pests of cotton, and making pest management recommendations.
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Crops & Produce

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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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Grapevine pests and diseases can cause significant damage and crop loss, and the signs and symptoms of these ailments can be hard to recognize. This publication describes several pests and diseases that plague grapevines as well as instructions to keep growers vigilant and prepared in administering treatment. (84 Pages)

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Nutritional management is complicated by changing forage quality and quantity. This publication discusses forage quality trends in various regions of Texas, tools to analyze the nutritional environment of cattle and differentiate between forage quality and availability problems, and nutritional management strategies. (8 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 Master Marketer program is a 64-hour intensive marketing education course during which agricultural producers, ag lenders, and others are trained in marketing techniques, marketing plans, technical analysis, futures and options, and many other marketing related skills.

Program

The Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) conducts analyses of the impacts of government policy proposals and/or implementation procedures on farmers, agribusinesses, taxpayers, and consumers.

Program

The Stiles Farm Foundation is a 2,716 acre farm located in Thrall, Texas in eastern Williamson County. The farm is managed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service as a living demonstration of research-based, profitable, and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices for the Texas Blackland Prairie.

Courses

Course

Introduction to Basic Plant Breeding provides a review of plant reproduction genetic variation, gene banks, germplasm preservation, gene segregation, the power of selection and its role in plant breeding, and an introduction to intellectual property and its role in the life of a plant breeder.

Course

Advanced Plant Breeding provides the student with an overview of plant breeding methodology, statistics, and implementation.

Course

This course provides access to videos, webpages, and printed materials that teachers need to guide students through the Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go program.

Tomato 101

This course teaches the basics of growing tomatoes in your garden and allows you to cover the material at your own pace and on your own time schedule so begin when you’re ready.

All Resources on Crops & Produce

  • 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).

  • Publication

    Grapevine pests and diseases can cause significant damage and crop loss, and the signs and symptoms of these ailments can be hard to recognize. This publication describes several pests and diseases that plague grapevines as well as instructions to keep growers vigilant and prepared in administering treatment. (84 Pages)

  • Publication

    Nutritional management is complicated by changing forage quality and quantity. This publication discusses forage quality trends in various regions of Texas, tools to analyze the nutritional environment of cattle and differentiate between forage quality and availability problems, and nutritional management strategies. (8 pages).

  • Publication

    In Texas, watermelons are a favorite summer treat. They are made up of about 90 percent water, making them the perfect way to quench thirst and satisfy a sweet tooth. Watermelons are a member of the cucurbit family, along with squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of watermelon plants and […]

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    Cantaloupes and honeydew melons are vining crops that are grown during the warm season of Texas. This factsheet instructs gardeners on the care of cantaloupe and honeydew melon plants and provides two recipes that showcase the melons. (2 pages)

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