AgriLife prepares to help growers meet new safety standards

WESLACO — To help producers and others meet the requirements of the newly implemented federal food safety laws, Texas A&M AgriLife is gearing up to begin training sessions, experts said. Dr. Juan Anciso, a horticulture specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, said the Food Safety Modernization Act is designed […]

Do-it-yourself brush control will be topic of Dec. 3 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, COLLEGE STATION – “Do-It-Yourself Brush Control Equipment” will be the topic of the Dec. 3 natural resources webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the Texas Range Webinar […]

Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference to be held Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, Marty New, 580-255-0546, WICHITA FALLS – The Cattle Trails Cow-Calf Conference, jointly hosted by the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension, will be Dec. 3 in Wichita Falls. Becoming as efficient as possible is the focus for this year’s conference, said […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 24, 2015

AgriLife Expert: 2015 is ‘jubilee’ year for deer hunting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Thanks to plenty of rain at the right times, the 2015 hunting season has been a “jubilee year” for the white-tailed deer crop, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist. “The deer crop this year […]

Wet spring, fall prompts wheat planting issues in some areas of Texas

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, COLLEGE STATION – Mother Nature planted a wheat crop, and now producers want to know if it has value. The short answer is “yes,” according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “Torrential spring rains destroyed or otherwise prevented wheat harvest in some […]

AgriLife Extension seeks to resolve underground fire mysteries

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,    Contact: Dr. Morgan Russell, 325-653-4576,               CHRISTOVAL – Wildfire destruction above ground appears obvious, but what happens underground after a major fire is still somewhat of a mystery, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist Dr. Morgan Russell. Russell and Grant Teplicek, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural […]

Making the most of your fertilizer dollar program set for Dec. 1

  FORT WORTH — With low commodity prices predicted through next year, many farmers are looking for ways to trim costs. However, when it comes to fertilizer, experts suggested, producers should selectively manage inputs to maximize economic returns. A workshop for those wanting to understand soil tests and fertilizer recommendations will be conducted at 5:30 […]

S. M. Tracy Herbarium solves problems in the plant world

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dale Kruse, 979-845-4328, Dr. Stephan Hatch, 979-845-4328, COLLEGE STATION – When researchers across Texas, and at times worldwide, hold up a plant and ask, “What is this?” they very well may be talking to Dale Kruse or Dr. Stephan Hatch at the S. M. Tracy Herbarium. The […]

Big buck tournament set Nov. 27-Dec. 14 in Van Horn

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,   Contact: Lainie Koch at 432-284-0048, VAN HORN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Culberson County and the town of Van Horn will conduct the Trans-Pecos Big Buck Tournament Nov. 27-Dec.14, said an AgriLife Extension contest official. Lainie Koch, AgriLife Extension agent in Culberson County, said […]

Big Country Agricultural and Pesticide Conference set Dec. 9

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Big Country Agricultural and Structural Pesticide Continuing Education Conference Dec. 9 in the Big Country Hall, located on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene. The Big Country Hall adjoins the […]