AgriLife Extension sets Barley Crops Tour June 5 near Muleshoe

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4583, c-preston@tamu.edu MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Parmer and Bailey counties will conduct a Barley Crops Tour on June 5 near Muleshoe. To get to the barley trial, drive 9 miles east of Muleshoe on U.S. Highway 70; then go north on […]

Properly maintained fence lines will be topic of June 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: James Jackson, 254-968-4144, JamesR.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “How to Manage Mixed Brush in Fence Lines and Pastures” will be the topic for the June 4 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the […]

Texas, New Mexico collaborate on June 23 sheep and goat symposium

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Travis Whitney, 325-653-4576, trwhitney@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo and the New Mexico State University Animal and Range Sciences department at Las Cruces will conduct a sheep and goat symposium June 23 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. The symposium will […]

Texas A&M animal science department presents alumni awards, Hall of Fame inductees

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, cacoufal@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The department of animal science at Texas A&M University recently recognized two former students with alumni awards and inducted two individuals into the Animal Science Hall of Fame. Dr. Mitch Bowling received the 2015 Outstanding Young Alumni Award and John Bellinger was recognized with the 2015 Outstanding […]

Sugarcane aphids take an unexpected nosedive in South Texas, Mexico

WESLACO  —  In an unexpected turn of events, insect populations of the sugarcane aphid on grain sorghum fields in South Texas are extremely low, possibly due to a combination of both weather and science, according to experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. Dr. Raul Villanueva, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension experts: Texans should expect mosquito population explosion

Residents can help control, protect themselves from mosquitoes DALLAS – Anticipating a significant increase in the state’s mosquito population, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists are offering tips on how Texans can help slow mosquito breeding in backyards and protect from being bitten. “Mosquito populations are booming throughout the state and will likely not go […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set June 23 in Nacogdoches

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is set for June 23 at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center, 3805 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be provided, but an RSVP […]

Art in the Garden program June 11 in San Antonio to plant seeds of creativity

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County Master Gardeners and Bexar County Youth Gardens will present the Art in the Garden program for children ages 5-8 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 11 in San Antonio. The program will be held at the AgriLife Extension office for Bexar County, Suite 208 of the […]

Texas crop, weather for May 27, 2015

Heavy weather pattern may break in the next two weeks Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Both the El Niño pattern and global warming are the usual suspects for a large, high-level low-pressure area and the resulting catastrophic weather, but neither can be blamed, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re currently […]