Small Acreage Crop Production Seminar Saturday, April 5th
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Waller County is pleased to announce a small acreage crop production seminar and tour set for Saturday, April 5, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Monaville area. (Directions will be given upon registration.)
Topics will include vegetable gardening, pecan orchard management, grape and blackberry production, and fruit tree management (including pruning demonstrations). Confirmed speakers include: Dr. Joe Masabni, Extension State Vegetable Specialist, Cody Dennison, Waller County Extension Agent, and Bill Ree, Extension Pecan Specialist.
The deadline to register for this program is Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The program will cost $25, and includes a catered lunch (limited to first 50 persons). On-site registration will be $40 per person, but with no lunch guaranteed.
A total of (5) Five TDA continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered. (2 IPM, 1 L&R, 2 Gen) For more information please call Waller County Extension Office at 979-826-7651. Checks can be made to Extension Program Council and mailed (846 6th Street Hempstead, TX 77445) so that payment arrives prior to the deadline.
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“Texas Drought Likely to Continue”, by Jeff Lindner, Harris County Flood Control.
After a brief relaxing of drought conditions toward the end of 2013, conditions have rapidly deteriorated again in early 2014 with nearly all of SE TX now in some form of drought.
In fact January 2014 was the 5th driest January on record for the state of state with an average precipitation of only .39 of an inch statewide making January 2014 the driest January since 1971! Rainfall has been sorely lacking across much of the state since early December 2013. The last significant rainfall to occur in SE TX happened the weekend before Thanksgiving and since then rainfall deficits have increased into the 4-8 inch range since January 1st across SE TX. This is on top of the rainfall deficits of 10-15 inches in 2013. Colder than normal temperatures have made the increasing dryness less noticeable along with the frequent bouts of cloudy and drizzly weather…however meaningful rainfall has been scarce in what is traditionally our wetter period of the year and when statewide water supplies tend to build for the coming warm season month drawdowns.
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Financing the Farm
Date: February 27, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Waller County Extension Office
846 6th Street
Hempstead, Texas 77445
Contact: Damian Turner
Introduction to funding possibilities for your agricultural business or farm. This program will give you a brief overview of government loans and grants available to farmers and producers.
Please RSVP before February 21, 2014 by phone (979)826-7651.
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2014 Schedule Coming Soon!
Happy New Year! We are working on the 2014 schedule for the Waller County Farmers Market and will be posting it soon! Check back soon for more information!
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New peach varieties available in January for home gardens across Texas.
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