AgriLife Extension | Life
David Annis: Beware the fall armyworm as infestations can cause major damage to fields, pastures
What has an inverted "Y" on its face and can mow down a newly emerged field in less than a night? It's not a bird. It's not a plane. It's a fall armyworm. Armyworm outbreaks are difficult to predict but infestations seem to occur in portions of the state every year especially after rains in the early fall.
Janet Laminack: Master gardeners prepare for Fall Garden Fest on Oct. 14
Courtney Davis: Packing a healthy lunch for a healthy student
Courtney Davis: Research shows cancer risks increase because of poor diet, lack of exercise
Research has shown that two of the main factors that increase a risk of cancer are actually due to a poor diet and lack of physical activity. Choosing to control your weight, becoming more active and eating healthier foods can get you back on track and help reduce the risk of cancer.
David Annis: What's your disaster plan?
I know, the first casualty of any operation is the plan; however, having a disaster plan — even flawed — is better than no plan at all.
Jessica Kimbro: New school year brings new year of 4-H
The new school year is in full swing, and with that comes a new 4-H year. Come discover 4-H, and discover a world of opportunity.
David Annis: GMOs continue to bring arguments from both sides of the issue
No country has a plan to grow golden rice (a rice plant genetically modified to be a source of vitamin A) even though this crop has the potential of reducing millions of deaths annually and a half million cases of irreversible blindness in the developing world. Why? Back to risk yet again.
Meeting to discuss establishment of deer, turkey food plots slated
The public is invited to learn how to establish cool-season food plots for deer and turkeys from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Rancho De La Roca, 2459 Blackjack Road West in Aubrey.
Class on how to make rain barrels set
Locals can learn how to harvest and utilize rainwater next week as part of a gardening secrets class called "Saving for a Rainy Day: DIY Making a Rain Barrel," hosted by Keep Lewisville Beautiful, the city of Lewisville and Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University.