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Extension Regions

What Extension Districts match with the Extension Regions? The extension web site has not been updated from the old 4 regions system that was changed a few years ago to the new 6 region system.

Brazos County Texas Posted about 4 years ago

Esperanza plants

Something is attacking my Esperanza s the leaves turn brown and the seed pods look like there is eggs in them

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Raised Garden soil enhancement

I have two raised garden boxes that are 8ft x 16ft and 4ft x 16ft respectively. Both beds are about 18" deep. I have had them in place for a few years and it seems that the soil needs to be enhanced. Can you tell me the best way to do this over the winter so that I will have better luck with my spring garden? I have added organic material such as grass clippings and compost over the years but I guess I did it at the wrong time or did not apply enough.

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Lawn problems

My grass is dying in a large spot. I have attached a few pics and would appreciate any advice.

Thank you

Brook Tolman
College Station

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

sandbur control in bahia grass

I have a 5 acre property that is covered primarily with bahia grass. A couple of years ago I noticed sandburs in a few areas along the gravel/dirt road that runs the length of the property. I initially tried to control it by pulling the plants and keeping it mowed short to stop seed formation. Unfortunately, I was busy this past summer and couldn't keep it mowed. Now several areas are infested and of course they are full of mature burrs. I know it's too late to do anything this year, but what's the best way to get them under control next year? There isn't any livestock on the property, but there are lots of deer. Also, I need to mow those areas but I don't want to make the problem worse. (My mower doesn't have a bagging attachment). Any suggestions?

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Lawn burweed control with preemergence

Bought some "Preen" weed preeventer and found out it is for gardens
Has Trifuralin 1.47% as active chemical
Want use it in odd areas, not on lawn
burweed comes up where have less dense cover, get it on mower wheels and spreads it. NOW is the time to put it our. Any problem using this product
Dubles comments say simazine n atrazine?
What about near trees

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Horse Anatomy

We have just joined 4-H and are learning the outside anatomy of the horse for our 4-H project. In the 4-H literature the throat area is labeled the throat latch. I always thought the throat latch was part of the bridle, but that area of the horse is called the throat. Is throat latch correct? And I guess moving forward into any 4-H contest we should follow the labeling from what we are given to study to get a correct score, correct?


Brazos County Texas horses 4-h and youth 4-h horse project Posted over 4 years ago

Knockout rose problem

I have 3 knockout roses in my front yard and one has been losing leaves while the other 2 look ok. Any idea what the cause is or what I can do?

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Beginner fall garden

We are complete beginners and would like to start a very small organic (preferably container or raised bed) garden this fall. We do not have full sun anywhere in our yard. We do have areas of partial sun. We also have wildlife in the area (rabbits and deer). We need maybe three crop ideas that won't be too difficult from which we might be able to get a 'win' that will encourage us to continue gardening. What would you suggest for our area, and when should we plant? Thank you so much for your help!

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago

Add lime to break up clay before planting a new tree from sapling?

I have a very young Chinese Tallow that my mother grew from a seed which I'd like to plant in our 4 year old yard. Where I'm planting, I've got only a small layer of home builder's leveling soil before hitting clay. I was advised by a friend to add lime, but I wasn't advised how much, how, nor any other details.

I have a 50lb bag of "farm and garden" lime and a hole mostly dug. What's next? :)

The sapling is only about a foot tall over the 5 inch tall pot. Haven't checked out the rootball yet,

Brazos County Texas Posted over 4 years ago