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

Cabbage growing in The Gardens at Texas A&M University

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

Publications

Publication

This field guide describes and illustrates the 106 most common potentially toxic plants in Texas.

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Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

Publication

Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

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

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. This course was first developed for Texas gardeners. However, most information is suitable for other regions.

Course

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

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Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is the popular research-based, evidence-based curriculum project of the International Junior Master Gardener® Program. This course is primarily for elementary students. However, anyone is welcome to enroll and work through the virtual classroom materials at their own pace.

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

    This field guide describes and illustrates the 106 most common potentially toxic plants in Texas.

  • Publication

    Created by teachers, this multifaceted garden, nutrition, and physical activities curriculum is evidence-based and academically rich.

  • Publication

    Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.

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    Gardening in Texas has unique challenges, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow vegetables here. You just need to know what kind, when, and where.

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    Introductory wheel and recipe booklet to learn the basics of growing, harvesting, cooking with, and preserving 10 common herbs.

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