Wildfire impact to be topic of Sept. 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Diana Doan-Crider, 979-845-1851, d-crider@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Wildfires can have a huge impact on an area, but how is this determined? The next Texas Range Webinar conducted monthly by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit will answer that question. […]

Training to lessen the risky business of beef production

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu CARTHAGE –The program, “Reducing Risk in Beef Production,” will be held Sept. 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Carthage, 110 S. Sycamore St. The multi-county program is hosted by AgriLife Extension in Harrison, Shelby and Panola counties, said Randy Reeves, AgriLife Extension agent in Harrison County. […]

AgriLife Extension sets swine PEDv seminar for youth exhibitors, parents

  Lubbock educational program Sept. 17 to discuss new swine virus prior to show season   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the PEDv Seminar beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, 1121 Canyon Lake […]

Private pesticide applicator training set for Sept. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and Texas Department of Agriculture are offering certification and recertification training for private pesticide applicator license holders. The training will be Sept. 5 at the AgriLife Extension office, located in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in […]

New wheat disease notification tool offered to producers this season

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@ag.tamu.edu Jacob Price, 806-677-5600, japrice@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Multiple wheat viral pathogens affect wheat grown in the Texas High Plains and cause devastating losses to wheat production, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts. This year, however, a system has been developed to give producers a […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences names outstanding alumni

Contact: Angel Futrell, 979-458-9761, afutrell@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has announced this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award and the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award. Frank C. Litterst Jr. ‘43, Dr. James O. “Bo” Reagan ‘68, and Dr. José Manuel Cabrera Sixto ‘90 are winners […]

Watershed partnership meeting Sept. 9 in Seguin to feature rainwater harvesting class

SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership meeting on Sept. 9 will feature a class on rainwater harvesting, according to organizers. The program will start at 6 p.m. at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority’s River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin. The meeting is free and open to the public. It begins with an introduction […]

Cattle producers can add revenue through cost-effective calf management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Mac Young, 361-265-9203, amyoung@ag.tamu.edu CORPUS CHRISTI – A new Farm Assistance study conducted by specialists with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reveals cattle producers can add significant net cash farm income to their operations on top of already high cattle prices by implementing cost-effective calf management practices. As […]

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu Mandi Seaton, 806-385-4222, mkseaton@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept. […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 26, 2014

Agronomist gives ‘heads-up’ over armyworm concerns in headed-out sorghum Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out. “The second-generation trap counts showed they were very […]