Raising Catfish in your Farm Pond

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In the last couple of weeks I have assisted three property owners on how to raise catfish in their new orexisting pond. First, let’s be clear that catfish...

Tips for Fueling up for Outdoor Fall Chores

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Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners nationwide, from clearing trees and branches after wicked weather strikes to gathering autumn leaves. Here are a few things...

Lawn Care for the Fall

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This is the time of year that I get a variety of questions about lawns, and the clock is running out. The “clock” is the coming cooler weather and...

Wildfire Potential Reduced Statewide with Recent Rainfall

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Recent rainfall observed across most of the state has significantly reduced wildfire activity and the potential for large fire growth. Fire environment—weather, fuels and current conditions

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

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Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting applications for the 2020 Southern Pine Beetle (SPB) Prevention Cost-Share Program. Through this program, eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to...

3 Tips to Prepare for Turkey Hunting Season

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Want to hunt turkeys on your home turf this fall? You’ll need to create and manage a habitat that will attract them to your property first. To get started, consider these tried-and-true tips from farmer,...

Bamboo Woes

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From time to time, I'll get it question about how to plant and establish bamboo to use as a screen or fence substitute along a property line . More often than those inquiries is...

Area of extremely dry vegetation expanding, increasing potential for wildfire activity near populated areas

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Dry air will persist over the state through the weekend, contributing to increased rates of drying in vegetation. Wildfire activity and fuel dryness is continuing to expand north and east into higher population centers. Fire...

Pond Slimes, Foams, and “Sheens”

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Ponds can be a complex ecosystem. Certainly its an system that we can’t figure out (many times) by simply looking at the surface of water. One of the questions I’ll get occasionally is about the...

Governor Abbott Statement On Industrial Fire In Grand Prairie

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Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the industrial fire in Grand Prairie: "The State of Texas is monitoring the industrial fire in Grand Prairie and working closely with local officials and first responders...