November meetings to address water quality in Mill Creek

BELLVILLE/BRENHAM – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are partnering with local landowners and citizens to protect and improve water quality in Mill Creek through the development of a watershed protection plan. The public is invited to attend one of two project kickoff meetings and join the […]

Sugarcane aphids confirmed on Southern High Plains

Floyd County find is region’s first   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,  ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Pat Porter, 806-746-6101, p-porter@tamu.edu FLOYDADA — They’re hundreds of miles from the nearest sugarcane fields, nevertheless sugarcane aphids have now been positively identified in significant numbers on grain sorghum in Floyd County, said a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Rebuilding the Beef Herd program set Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Ed Schneider, 979-828-1112, robertson-tx@tamu.edu FRANKLIN – Brazos Valley cattle producers considering rebuilding cowherds will have a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive economic analysis as well tips on developing a sound restocking plan Sept. 25 at Camp Cooley Ranch, according to organizers. The ranch is located at 4297 Camp […]

AgriLife Extension names new South Texas agronomist

CORPUS CHRISTI –  Dr. Joshua McGinty has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist for South Texas. McGinty will be headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi. “We are very pleased to have Dr. McGinty join our faculty,” said Dr. Mark McFarland, professor and associate […]

Texas fruit, high tunnel conferences scheduled in Bryan Oct. 6-8

BRYAN — Back-to-back conferences will be held in Bryan Oct. 6-8 for growers interested in fruit production and farming under “high tunnels,” according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension specialists. The third annual fruit conference will be 1-5 p.m.Oct. 6 and 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7.  The second annual high tunnel meeting will be 8:30 a.m.-4:15 […]

Master Gardener vegetable specialist certification training set Nov. 4-6 in San Antonio

Program open to Master Gardeners and general public SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Texas Master Gardener vegetable specialist training Nov. 4-6 in San Antonio and the general public is invited to apply, said the program’s coordinator. The program will be at the San Antonio Botanical Garden Educational Room, […]

AgriLife Extension sets two Concho Valley cotton field events

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Rick Minzenmayer, 325-365-5212,  r-minzenmayer@tamu.edu   BALLINGER – Concho Valley cotton producers will have two chances to learn what’s new in the West Texas cotton patch during upcoming field events in Runnels and Tom Green counties. The first is the Runnels County Turnrow Meeting set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. […]

Ranch Management University fall session set Oct. 20-24 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The intensive five-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be held Oct. 20-24 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The workshop will meet in the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, said […]

Drought loans available to South Texas agricultural producers

EDINBURG – Agricultural producers who suffered drought losses in 2013 are urged to apply for disaster emergency loans as soon as possible, said a Prairie View A&M University-Extension agent and farm adviser for Hidalgo County. “Producers who have lost at least 30 percent of their production or suffered production losses caused by drought between April […]

High Plains gardening classes set Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Potter County will offer the “Introduction to High Plains Gardening” for three consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 30. All classes will start at 6 p.m.at the AgriLife Extension offices for Potter County at 3301 E. 10th Ave. […]