Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic slated for May 20 in Eden

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, brady.evans@ag.tamu.edu   EDEN – The Concho Sheep and Goat Production Clinic, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been set for May 20 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Eden. Registration begins at 8 a.m. followed by the program at 9 a.m. Adjournment is […]

Texas crop, weather for April 22, 2014

Most peaches, pecans undamaged by the freeze; jury still out on wheat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There were varied reports of damage to wheat, forages and fruit and nut crops from the hard freeze on April 15 from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel throughout the Central, Rolling Plains, South Plains […]

Texas A&M University Stock Horse Team named 2014 National Champion

Contacts: Dr. Dennis Sigler, 979-862-3595, dsigler@tamu.edu Victoria Pilger, victoriapilger@tamu.edu LOVELAND, Colo. – The Texas A&M University Stock Horse team was named the 2014 National Champion Collegiate Stock Horse Team at the American Stock Horse Association Intercollegiate Championship Show held recently in Loveland, Colo. The Texas A&M team was undefeated throughout this season. The team also […]

Denton County spring pasture weed workshop set May 10

SANGER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County Extension agriculture committee will hold a spring pasture weed identification and control workshop from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the Sanger High School Cafeteria, 100 Indian Lane, Sanger. James Locke, soils and crops consultant with the Samuel Roberts […]

Food shortages could be most critical world issue by mid-century

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the U.S. Agency for International Development. “For the first time in human history, food production will be limited on a global scale by the availability […]

Back-to-back grain grading workshops set May 6-7 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Steve Amosson, 806-677-5600, samosson@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The 25th consecutive year of grain grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include two one-day trainings May 6-7, according to Dr. Steve Amosson, AgriLife Extension economist. Each day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by […]

Spring Beef Cattle Workshop slated for May 16 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resource Committee for Bandera County will present the “Spring Beef Cattle Workshop” from 3-6 p.m. May 16 in Bandera. The program will begin at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center, 2886 Highway 16 North, and conclude at  the Flying A Ranch. “With low inventory numbers […]

Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at […]

Peanut breakthrough involved Texas A&M AgriLife scientists

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Mark Burow, 806-746-6101, mburow@tamu.edu   LUBBOCK– A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist said the recent release of the first peanut genome sequences to the public by the International Peanut Genome Initiative should have major effects on Texas peanut production for years to come.   “This release is important […]