Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 25

COLLEGE STATION – Soybean producers had a hit-or-miss growing season this year as the timing of arid conditions and rain factored heavily into yields, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts. Dr. Clark Neely, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small grains and oilseed specialist, College Station, said timing was everything for soybean producers. Neely said soybean […]

Organic production, aquaponics workshops slated in Weslaco

WESLACO  —  The second and third workshop in a series designed to help new, small acreage South Texas agricultural producers will be held Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, according to organizers. Both free workshops will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2401 E. U.S. Highway 83, near the […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 10 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO —  The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 10 in San Antonio. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the San Antonio River Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1720 Farm-to-Market Road 1516 […]

Southwest Dairy Days offers a look at new technology, management strategies

DALHART – The recent Southwest Dairy Day gave dairy producers a glimpse at new technology and latest best-practices designed to provide better care for their animals and better products for consumers, said Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension dairy specialist from Dallas. Southwest Dairy Days gives the dairy industry a chance to come together […]

Deadline for Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance sign-up Nov. 15

AMARILLO – Over the years, Texas ranchers and landowners have learned that growing grass for cattle is a risky business. Not so much dangerous, but very dependent on the weather. For that reason, DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management specialist in Amarillo, said producers need to consider the perennial Pasture, Range and […]

Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, […]

Texas A&M family awarded Reserve American Breed Champion at State Fair of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Right out of the chute, the Daniel family already has garnered far more success starting out in show cattle events than they initially expected. Dan Daniel, Texas A&M University Class of ‘99 and owner of D&D Moving and Storage in College Station, said he and his wife, Lindy, could hardly contain the […]

Pesticide management workshop set Nov. 3 in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a pesticide management and continuing education unit workshop beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive in Fort Stockton. David Disselhorst, AgriLife Extension agent in Pecos County, said the workshop will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 18

LUBBOCK – Good late-summer rains improved conditions for cotton in the Rolling and High Plains regions of Texas and likely mean an above-average crop for 2016, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension cotton agronomist, Lubbock, said cotton harvests in two top cotton producing regions began on a small […]