AgriLife Extension staffer Nancy McDonald assumes new post

LUBBOCK — Nancy McDonald was named the Better Living for Texans regional program manager for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 42-county North Region effective March 20.                  She is headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294.                 According to their website http://blt.tamu.edu/, Better Living […]

Is it time to price your 2017 cotton crop?

LUBBOCK – Is now the time to price your 2017 cotton crop? That question and many more will be addressed by experts during the cotton marketing workshop held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lubbock. The free Bayer-sponsored workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. in Room 107-108 […]

Beef Quality Assurance Training set for April 26 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – A Beef Quality Assurance Training is set for April 26 in San Angelo. The program is a collaborative effort among AgriLife Extension offices in Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Runnels, Sterling, Irion and Schleicher counties, the Texas Beef Council, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and premier sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim.    The […]

Management seminar to educate landowners about forest health April 21 in Longview

LONGVIEW – The Northeast Texas Forest Management Seminar, which will focus on educating landowners about forest health, will be held April 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Gregg County, Suite 101, 405 E. Marshall Ave. in Longview. The program begins with registration at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m. Cost […]

Mosquito control workshop set for April 7 in Tyler

TYLER – A vector management workshop for city and municipal personnel will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at the R.B. Hubbard Center, 304 E. Ferguson St. in Tyler. There is no charge to register, and lunch is provided. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop is designed to train city and […]

New cotton technologies add to grower responsibilities

LUBBOCK – From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock.                 In the past, farmers used to plant brown bag seed and had few postemergence herbicide options, said Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension agronomist. […]

Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference set in Snyder

SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. The event features a mix of both crop and livestock information, organizers said. The […]

Hay producers should consider quality over quantity

OVERTON – Producing quality hay takes planning but can be worth the effort, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef cattle during the winter. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, forage specialist, Overton, […]

Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]