Subjects: All center issues/topics; Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences; Entomology. Locations: San Angelo, Ft. Stockton, Pecos, Lubbock

Armyworms are on the march

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,                 SAN ANGELO – Armyworms are now on the march, decimating huge swaths of Texas crops and pastures, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist at San Angelo.                 Dr. Charles Allen said reports of damage are streaming into his office and to […]

Are red imported fire ants all bad?

Mostly, a Texas A&M-led team said, but not altogether Writer: Steve Byrns,  325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Jessica Light, 979-458-4357, COLLEGE STATION — Red imported fire ants have earned a justifiably bad rap across the south and most Texans would be hard put to name a single redeeming quality the ants have. But a team […]

High tunnel, strawberry production to be featured at events in Fort Worth

  Texas High Tunnel Conference, SARE Strawberry Workshop set for Oct. 11, Oct. 12 FORT WORTH – People interested in high tunnel horticulture and strawberry production will have two opportunities to get the latest information on both during back-to-back workshops Oct. 11-12 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. The […]

Turning a profit with sheep is focus of two upcoming programs

  AgriLife Extension workshops set in San Angelo Sept. 21,Granbury Sept. 27 SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct their final two free Production and Financial Benchmarking Workshops in San Angelo on Sept. 21 and Granbury on Sept. 27, organizers said. Both workshops will have similar curriculums, running from 9 a.m. […]

AgriLife Extension sets Swisher County Cotton Field Tour Sept. 29

  KRESS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Swisher County Ag Committee will host the Swisher County Cotton Field Day on Sept. 29 at Kress.   John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Bayer FiberMax Cotton Trial located 3 miles south of […]

AgriLife Research looks at practicality of drone use in ranching

SAN ANGELO – They may not replace the pickup, horse or 4-wheeler, much less a good sheep dog, anytime soon, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist thinks drones have practical ranching applications that will expand in the near future. Dr. John Walker, resident director of research at San Angelo, said the small unmanned aircraft […]

Hessian fly threat looms over South, West Central Texas wheat crop

  Experts stress awareness as first line of defense Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Allen Knutson, 972-952-9222, Dr. David Drake, 325-653-4576,                 SAN ANGELO – With the start of the fall wheat planting season only days away, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn of a looming Hessian fly problem facing the […]

Range workshop set for Oct. 5 in Menard

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District will team up to present a range workshop from 8:15 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex in Menard located on U.S. Highway 190.   “We have […]