Ag Publications

Hemp Q&A

Initial Questions & Texas Legislature. March2019.doc 

Major Questions for a Texas Industry. July2019

Critical Questions for Texas Farming. July2019

Summary of Typical Hemp Info. Meeting. July2019

Managing External Parasites of Texas Cattle



What Texans need to know about zika virus – Zika is a mosquito-transmitted disease caused by the Zika virus. This publication explores how the virus is spread and its potential effect on humans. Topics include: how to protect yourself from becoming infected, safety precautions if you do become infected, how to reduce mosquito populations around your home, and precautions you can follow when traveling to Zika-prone areas.

Mosquitoes and the Diseases They Transmit – Mosquitoes not only annoy people and animals, but they also transmit many disease-causing organisms. This publication describes the life cycle of mosquitoes, explains how to identify and control them, and discusses the diseases they transmit, including chikungunya, dengue, encephalitis, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, and Zika virus.

Do-it-Yourself Backyard Mosquito Control – It is possible to manage mosquitoes around your home at a reasonable cost. This publication explains how to destroy or treat mosquito breeding sites, use backyard foggers, and apply backyard residual sprays. Included is a comparison of common active ingredients in outdoor insecticides and repellents. Products that have not been proven to work well are also discussed.

YouTube videos on mosquito control around the home.  Short videos by Dr. Mike Merchant review general mosquito control options, tips for personal protection, stopping mosquitoes at the front door, and treating mosquito breeding sites in the backyard.


High Tunnels for Crop Production in Texas

High Tunnels for Crop Production in Texas


Specialty Crops for High Tunnel Production in Texas





Restrictions on Waterfowl Hunting and Baiting


Deer in the wild


Wildlife Management and Property Tax Valuation



Mealybugs on a green stem







 Cattle Fever Ticks Answers to Common Questions


Sivanto™ prime (Directions For Use)

Seven Things Every Small Producer Should Know (Beef Cattle)



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