Winter Garden producers discuss issues at Texas A&M AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – At a recent briefing and presentation at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Uvalde, center personnel met with area producers to discuss critical issues facing the agribusiness and produce sector in the Texas Winter Garden, plus new opportunities for vegetable crops regionally and statewide. “Some of the areas we addressed […]

Red River Crops Conference set for Jan. 20-21 in Altus

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, ALTUS, Oklahoma – Challenges, obstacles and profitability potential facing agriculture producers don’t recognize state boundaries, so Texas and Oklahoma officials along the Red River are once again offering regional farmers and ranchers a two-day agricultural conference. “Planning for Success – Crop production information designed for […]

From the Ground Up: Connecting Agriculture and Health program set for Jan. 5 in Waco

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dana Tarter, 940-552-9941, WACO – From the Ground Up: Connecting Agriculture and Health, a special program set for Jan. 5 at the Waco Convention Center, will address key issues facing Texas agriculture and food production abroad, according to organizers. “The program will introduce professionals and consumers to the […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Expect invaders as weather gets colder

DALLAS – With temperatures dropping, many Texas residents likely will be getting some unwanted guests in their homes around the holidays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pest management experts. “This time of year, squirrels, as well as raccoons, will try to make nests in attics,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension program specialist in […]

Dallas scientist leads pineapple genome sequencing

Contact: Dr. Qingyi Yu, 972-952-9225, DALLAS — An international effort, led by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Dallas, to sequence the pineapple’s genome has unlocked information about the fruit’s drought tolerance, the way it converts light to energy and what those characteristics could mean for the future of world food production. Seventy […]

AgriLife prepares to help growers meet new safety standards

WESLACO — To help producers and others meet the requirements of the newly implemented federal food safety laws, Texas A&M AgriLife is gearing up to begin training sessions, experts said. Dr. Juan Anciso, a horticulture specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, said the Food Safety Modernization Act is designed […]

Do-it-yourself brush control will be topic of Dec. 3 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, COLLEGE STATION – “Do-It-Yourself Brush Control Equipment” will be the topic of the Dec. 3 natural resources webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar […]

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference to be held Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, Marty New, 580-255-0546, WICHITA FALLS – The Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, jointly hosted by the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, will be Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls. Becoming as efficient as possible is the focus for this year’s conference, said […]

AgriLife study shows truck traffic surging at Pharr International Bridge

PHARR — The Pharr International Bridge is on the verge of toppling Nogales, Arizona, as the longtime, No. 1 U.S. land port of entry for Mexican produce-laden trucks, according to a new study by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Commercial truck traffic has been diverted from Arizona to Texas thanks to a new highway […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 24, 2015

AgriLife Expert: 2015 is ‘jubilee’ year for deer hunting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Thanks to plenty of rain at the right times, the 2015 hunting season has been a “jubilee year” for the white-tailed deer crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist. “The deer crop this year […]