Agriculture

Land, Water & Wealth Legal Symposium for East TX Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas Agriculture on Friday, May 19. To be held at the Angelina County Extension...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
Land, Water & Wealth Legal Symposium for East TX Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas Agriculture on Friday, May 19. To be held at the Angelina County Extension...
Yard of the Month picked for April
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Lewie and Elaine Byers at 1302 Plum Street as its April yard of the month. Pictured from the left...


Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden
Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the...
Roses 101: Four Steps to Rose Success
If gardeners want maximum return on their bed of roses, four important requirements should be taken into consideration: (1) selection of the rose varieties, (2) location of...
Plant Health Care and Trees
“Plant health care, also called PHC, offers a total health approach to landscape and plant health,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care...
Elephant ears, like this Black Stem variety, can be grown in the garden or in containers. Grow Your Own Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden
Add an exciting new look to the garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears. These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves...


Preserving Cut Flowers
There’s nothing like fresh flowers around the house whether they come straight from the garden or from a florist. But when gardeners take the time to put together an...
So what’s vertical gardening all about? Twelve reasons to grow your...
Jack had it right when he planted the magic seeds that grew into a sky high beanstalk. Not only did he stumble upon the principles of vertical gardening; but Jack also...
Gardening is more effective exercise than going to the gym: burns...
In addition to enhancing life skills and boosting food security, there is another major benefit of gardening, researchers have found: fitness. Long-time gardeners have...
Fertilizing to Create more Blossoms on Flowers, Flowering Shrubs...
The secret to making flowering trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials bloom more is in the numbers. All fertilizers have analysis numbers on the package. These numbers...
Alto Students win in 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf...
One of the wildest, most spirited and extremely heartwarming RodeoHouston® events is the Calf Scramble. With the drop of a cowboy hat, the calves are signaled to be...
Andy Calcote, Wayne Berry, Byron Underwood, David Butler, Nicole Phifer and Roland Adams Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee presents...
The Agri-Business Committee of the Jacksonville Chamber awarded five $1000 scholarships at the Annual Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show on...


Controlling Japanese Beetles without use of chemicals
Japanese beetles, which become active in late June and stick around through August, are a major pest of both agricultural and landscape plants, as anyone who grows roses or...