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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Plants & Crops

Publications

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

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This fact sheet provides a brief set of information regarding biology, damage, identification, scouting, and management options.

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It is important to select a turfgrass species that is adapted to the climate in your area and to the conditions of the site where it will be planted.

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.
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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.

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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.

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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

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This online course will teach you how to check for bed bugs, what they look like, how to get rid of bed bugs, and modern treatment options.

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This 8-hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common termites in Texas along with other wood-destroying insects.

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This course provides two CEUs to TDA agricultural applicators. Aerial applicators will receive the required credits for drift minimization and safety addressing human factors. All TDA applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of spray drift minimization as well as pesticide safety.

Red River Crops Conference

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

All Resources on Plants & Crops

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    This course is for Texas Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicators seeking TDA continuing education units (CEUs). This course provides 1- Drift Minimization CEU. Applicators who complete the course will gain knowledge of the factors affecting pesticide drift, such as inversion, spray nozzles, and drift factors.

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    This fact sheet provides a brief set of information regarding biology, damage, identification, scouting, and management options.

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    It is important to select a turfgrass species that is adapted to the climate in your area and to the conditions of the site where it will be planted.

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    Grasses are one of Texas’ most valuable natural resources and this publication gives you information on where to find grasses and identify them.

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    High tunnels are also known as hoop houses. These structures are similar to greenhouses, but they have no permanent floors or heating systems.

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

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    Set of five children’s books featured in the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum.

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    This 4-week curriculum equips early childhood teachers with daily engaging lessons, group activities, and journal prompts to enrich your classroom while making learning fun!

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