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 […]

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 […]

Beef producers need to be selective when choosing replacement heifers

BRYAN – Spiraling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts. The recent Brazos Valley Beef and Forage Expo held at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission featured talks that included purchasing replacement heifers, evaluating feeder […]

Greenhouse and nursery compliance workshop set Nov. 18 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop is scheduled for Nov. 18 in Overton. The workshop will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Cost of the program is […]

Ag technology focus of 28th Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7

BRYAN – Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology and agriculture,” said Dr. Betsy Pierson, association president and associate professor of horticultural […]

Texas A&M AgriLife scientist: ‘We are one step closer to finding a cure for Zika virus’

COLLEGE STATION – After millions of sequence scans, a group of scientists led by a Texas A&M AgriLife researcher say they are “one step closer” to finding a cure for the Zika virus. Dr. Sandun Fernando and three other scientists,have been modeling and testing a series of ligands, or molecules, that attach themselves to the […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Oct. 12

LUBBOCK – Peanut harvesting is underway, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts expect average yields and low prices for producers. Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said digging on early planted peanuts and mature varieties have specialists and producers expecting an average year for the crop. Trostle said peanut producers in Terry, Yoakum […]