Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 28

COLLEGE STATION –  Consumers might see a slight rise in egg prices as the Easter holiday approaches due to increased demand for baking and dyed eggs, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Craig Coufal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said eggs are plentiful and prices are low as we near the […]

Texas A&M AgriLife program at Sonora April 22 stresses neighboring

SONORA – Heritage, Homestead and Habitat will be the theme of the upcoming Neighbors Meeting Neighbors field day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora from 9 a.m.-3 p.m April 22.                 The station is on Texas Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings.                 The day will include a variety of ranch-related educational […]

Is it time to price your 2017 cotton crop?

LUBBOCK – Is now the time to price your 2017 cotton crop? That question and many more will be addressed by experts during the cotton marketing workshop held in conjunction with the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Lubbock. The free Bayer-sponsored workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. in Room 107-108 […]

Beef Quality Assurance Training set for April 26 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – A Beef Quality Assurance Training is set for April 26 in San Angelo. The program is a collaborative effort among AgriLife Extension offices in Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Runnels, Sterling, Irion and Schleicher counties, the Texas Beef Council, the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and premier sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim.    The […]

Neonicotinoid insecticides losing efficiency in potato psyllid control

AMARILLO – The potato industry may be losing a mainstay in the battle against psyllids, according to a recent Texas A&M AgriLife Research study. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist in Amarillo, said while there may be varying degrees of resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides in populations of psyllids across Texas, her recent study indicates they’ve […]

New rangeland book addresses recent developments, future needs

COLLEGE STATION – “Rangeland Systems – Processes, Management and Challenges,” an unprecedented compilation of ecological and management knowledge regarding global rangelands has been released, according to the Texas A&M professor and the book’s editor. Dr. David Briske, T.M. O’Connor Professor in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management in College Station, said […]

New cotton technologies add to grower responsibilities

LUBBOCK – From a cotton farming standpoint, it may be more important now than ever to know your surroundings, said a pair of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists at Lubbock.                 In the past, farmers used to plant brown bag seed and had few postemergence herbicide options, said Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension agronomist. […]

Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference set in Snyder

SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. The event features a mix of both crop and livestock information, organizers said. The […]