Pecos River study: Killing saltcedar does not increase streamflow

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contact: Dr. Alyson McDonald, 432-336-8585,   FORT STOCKTON – Saltcedar, an introduced species choking many Texas waterways, has long been a prime suspect in dwindling streamflows, but a Texas A&M AgriLife team has found that Tamarix, the plant in question, may have been falsely accused of that […]

Aggiefest livestock contest, horse judging workshop set for Oct. 24

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggiefest Livestock Judging Contest and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop will be held Oct. 24. The livestock judging contest will be held at Louis Pearce Pavilion, 555 George Bush Drive West, in College Station. The horse judging workshop will be held at Freeman Arena located at 7802 […]

Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team recognized

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – The Texas A&M Wheat Improvement Team was recently honored with a 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean’s Outstanding Award for Interdisciplinary Research. Three members of the team are located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo. […]

Chronic Wasting Disease program slated for Oct. 13 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Ranchers and Landowners Association and Texas Parks and Wildlife will present a Chronic Wasting Disease program Oct.13 in Bandera. The program will be at the Bandera United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1103 Cedar St. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting […]

Food Agriculture Organization, Texas A&M course promotes quality in feed analysis laboratories worldwide

Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, COLLEGE STATION – An online training course to enhance sample testing of feedstuffs conducted by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, Texas A&M University and the Food Agriculture Organization is getting global attention. The Office of the Texas State Chemist and Texas A&M University along with the Food […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county Predator Awareness Workshop in San Angelo

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contacts: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523,   Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576,   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Predator Awareness Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in San Angelo. Josh Blanek, AgriLife Extension agent in Tom Green County, […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 29, 2015

Despite heat, drought, Winter Garden growers in better shape this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Despite hotter-than-normal fall temperatures and no rain for three months, Texas Winter Garden growers are in surprisingly good shape, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist based in Uvalde. Water levels in the […]

Range tour set for Oct. 14 in Lometa

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,    Contacts: Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, Tom Guthrie, 325-648-2650,   LOMETA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Lampasas and Mills County will conduct a range tour on the Herring Ranch near Lometa from 9 a.m. until noon Oct. 14. The ranch is five miles northwest […]

Cattle prices weakening as result of slower fed cattle marketings

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, FRANKLIN – Beef producers should brace for lower prices in the near term as feedlot marketing of cattle slowed during August through September. Stan Bevers, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist in Vernon, gave an overview of the cattle market heading into 2016 at […]

‘Chunkapalooza’ set Oct. 10 at Kilgore College farm

Horticultural event will include pumpkin chunking contest Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, OVERTON – This year’s Chunkapalooza has something for just about anyone of any age, including pumpkin ‘chunking,’ according to event organizers. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kilgore College Demonstration […]