Texas Water Journal to moderate water forum April 22 in Austin

Journal is co-published with Texas Water Resources Institute AUSTIN — The Texas Water Journal, an online, peer-reviewed journal on Texas water issues, will celebrate Earth Day with their second Texas Water Journal Forum on water conservation April 22 in Austin. The journal is published jointly with the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of  Texas A&M […]

Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium set April 25 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Austin Voyles, 806-267-2692, Austin.Voyles@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – An inaugural Arbor Day Horticulture Symposium conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Oldham County is set for April 25. “This program was set up to try to aid home gardeners as we move into the spring and summer season,” said […]

Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101, mburow@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]

Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo to feature program on pasture leases, weed management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu SIMONTON – The second annual Upper Gulf Coast Ranch Expo scheduled May 13 in Simonton will feature presentations on the basics of pasture leases, according to organizers. The event, to be held at Twinwood Cattle Co., 4430 Guyler Road, will feature several management topics pertaining to beef cattle production, including […]

Texas crop, weather for April 15, 2014

Freeze puts large swathes of Texas wheat at risk of freeze injury Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Temperatures were not as low in the […]

‘Preserving the Harvest’ classes set for May in Panhandle

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jeanene Montgomery, 806-537-3882, j-montgomery@tamu.edu PANHANDLE – A series of three “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation classes will be held during May by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the War Memorial Building, 500 Main St., Panhandle. The classes will begin at 9 a.m. and end around noon each day. […]

Drip irrigation educational program slated for May 1 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners Association program will be presenting “Drip Irrigation Systems,” a program on water-efficient irrigation, from 10 a.m.– noon May 1 at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff, Austin. “Drip irrigation is a highly efficient and effective way to irrigate your […]