Titus County, Texas
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We live in the southern tip of Titus County. For the past 3 years we have had a phenomenal bloom of grasshoppers on our small farm (17 acres). They have wiped out our garden during late July and August and they are so abundant in our pasture that I cannot help but believe that they are damaging them. What do you suggest we can do to mitigate the grasshopper population for 2014?
I want to improve the soil quality and health on 70 acres of pasture land in Titus County.
I have spent some time lately viewing some u-tube presentations by the University of Missouri talking about cover crops. Some of the presenters were: Ray Archuleta, Jill Clapperton, Rick Henley, Howard Buffett, Rob Meyers, and Gabe Brown.
I want to start improving my soil quality, raise a cash crop, or livestock and perhaps even harvest seeds for cover crops as a business venture.
What steps should I begin toward these goals?
I purchased a Tropicana rose bush from Home Depot and the branches are turning black. It looked healthy at the time of purchase with new sprouts and leaves starting to appear. I kept it in its plastic bag and placed it where it would be getting the evening sun for about two weeks until I could get it planted. (We were getting alot of rain during the two week period). Well I planted it and one stem looks to be healthy and I've noticed new sprouts at the ball. These branches are covered in wax. What do I need to do?
Titus County Texas over 1 year ago
We are a master gardener group in Mt. Pleasant TX and grow 90% of the approximate 6000 plants we sell in our annual sale. We are having a HARD time finding a wholesale source willing to sell us pots because we do not need as many as they require for their customers. Is this a common problem with groups across the US? In years past we have recycled and washed but frankly, wanted an easier solution.
Titus County Texas master gardeners about 1 month ago
HELP! THE GRASSHOPPERS ARE CLEANING OUT MY GARDEN, THEY ARE OUT OF CONTROL. WHAT CAN I SPRAY AND NOT EFFECT MY VEG'S?
I recently purchased my first few cattle, and I am reading about controlling flies by distributing the cows' manure. I see that dung beetles are good at doing that, but we don't seem to have any in this area. Can I buy dung beetles, and what kind should I buy?
Titus County Texas over 3 years ago
the neighbor's leach field seams to run onto my property where I have some fruit trees planted will the fruit be ok to eat? the leach feild is approx. 30 to 40 feet from my trees
My some of my berries are not solid black and have some white or tan spots. I am growing them earth kind with only mulch.
Bobby Wood Mt Pleasant Texas
Titus County Texas horticulture about 3 years ago