New Texas Crops Newsletter offered by AgriLife Extension

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is now offering a monthly Texas Crops Newsletter to provide timely and multi-discipline crop management information to Texas producers, consultants and allied industries. The inaugural newsletter was distributed Feb. 13, and each of the following […]

Private water well screenings set for March in Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in March for Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in these counties in partnership with the Texas Water Resources […]

Silage trials show forage type and variety selection key to yield and quality

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, Jourdan.Bell@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Ongoing Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service sorghum silage trials have revealed forage type and variety are key considerations to optimizing both quantity and quality, according to two specialists. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, said […]

Annual Ram Performance Test Field Day and Sale set for March 18 in San Angelo

AgriLife Extension’s new state sheep and goat specialist on program Writer: Steve Byrns 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The annual Ram Performance Test Field Day and Sale, conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been set for March 18 at the Texas […]

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, AgriLife Research approved for drone-based plant health study

CORPUS CHRISTI —  Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M AgriLife Research have received the state’s first permit to use drones to conduct agricultural research at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Corpus Christi. Research will begin soon in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, sometimes called drones — that […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Research retains No. 1 ranking in agricultural research expenditures  

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research was ranked No. 1 in agricultural sciences expenditures for fiscal year 2013, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the National Science Foundation. The ranking marks the second year in a row the agency has topped almost 200 universities nationwide, according to Dr. Craig Nessler, […]

Ansley recognized as Texas A&M Regents Fellow

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jim Ansley, 940-552-9941, jansley@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Jim Ansley, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at Vernon, has been named a Regents Fellow by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. The board established the Regents Fellow Service Awards in 1998 to recognize exceptional service by […]

AgriLife Research study: Water limiting factor to corn silage quality

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5600, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Wenwei Xu, 806-746-6101, wxu@ag.tamu.edu Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, t-marek@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer are diminishing. That was the goal of a 2014 […]

Texas A&M to host Global Soil Security Symposium on May 19-21

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Cristine Morgan, 979-845-3603, cmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Global Soil Security Symposium will be held May 19-21 on the Texas A&M University campus as a part of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soils by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Global Soil Partnership. […]

Central Texas project will study drought tolerance of landscape plants

Stakeholders invited to tour study’s drought simulator in San Antonio SAN ANTONIO — Does a tough modern rose really need 4 inches of water a month to survive a drought? Can a plant bounce back after an entire growing season without rain? A group of Central Texas entities is hoping to find these and other […]