Predator management, trapping focus of April 24 multi-county program

ROCKSPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. To get to the Edwards County Park Building, take […]

Hale and Swisher Crops Conference set for April 14 in Plainview

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Blayne Reed, 806-291-5267, blayne.reed@ag.tamu.edu John Villalba, 806-995-3721, john.villalba@agnet.tamu.edu PLAINVIEW – The annual Hale and Swisher Crops Conference, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the two counties, will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14 at the Justice Center Assembly Room, 225 Broadway St. in […]

Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer

Forage scientist: Bermuda grass pasture stands can be very sustainable without nitrogen Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Results of annual Texas wheat producer survey released

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Results from Texas wheat producers who were surveyed in December and January regarding the number of acres of wheat planted and to be planted by variety for the 2015 crop year are now available. The survey was coordinated between the Texas […]

AgriLife ram test sale average is highest in more than three decades

Most rams left Texas Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The top indexing ram of the 2014-2015 Texas A&M Ram Performance Test traveled back home, a test official said. “The high indexing ram was a commercial animal owned by JP Family Limited Partnership, headquartered at Fort McKavett,” […]

Annual Concho, McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour set for April 30 in Millersview

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Brady Rose Evans 325-732-4304, concho-tx@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat 325-597-1295, mcculloch-tx@ag.tamu.edu MILLERSVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Concho/McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour is slated for April 30 in Millersview. The day’s activities start with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Millersview […]

Experts predict wet weather, farming problems to persist in South Texas

Significant diseases cropping up in cabbage, onions, potatoes EDINBURG —  Lower Rio Grande Valley growers looking for long spells of hot, dry weather may be in for a disappointment, at least through May, according to weather and crop experts. Barry Goldsmith, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Brownsville, said that while South […]

Water quality training April 21 in Palacios will focus on Tres Palacios River and Bay

PALACIOS – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Tres Palacios River and Bay will be held from 1-5 p.m. April 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Avenue in Palacios. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and […]

Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat […]

AgriLife Extension hires new family and consumer sciences agent in Ochiltree County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Amy Griffin, 806-435-4501, amy.griffin@ag.tamu.edu PERRYTON – Amy Griffin has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Ochiltree County, according to Brandon Dukes, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Amarillo. Griffin, of Cedar Lane, began March 23 and will spend the first […]