Results of annual Texas wheat producer survey released

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Results from Texas wheat producers who were surveyed in December and January regarding the number of acres of wheat planted and to be planted by variety for the 2015 crop year are now available. The survey was coordinated between the Texas […]

AgriLife ram test sale average is highest in more than three decades

Most rams left Texas Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The top indexing ram of the 2014-2015 Texas A&M Ram Performance Test traveled back home, a test official said. “The high indexing ram was a commercial animal owned by JP Family Limited Partnership, headquartered at Fort McKavett,” […]

Annual Concho, McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour set for April 30 in Millersview

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Brady Rose Evans 325-732-4304, concho-tx@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat 325-597-1295, mcculloch-tx@ag.tamu.edu MILLERSVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Concho/McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour is slated for April 30 in Millersview. The day’s activities start with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Millersview […]

Marbling research shows healthy fat in beef has benefits

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Beef with reasonable marbling and juicy taste is preferred among consumers, and industry leaders continue to monitor how to consistently produce a product with these traits. A recent research article addresses the biology and biochemistry of beef marbling and its effects on production systems, carcass and fat […]

AgriLife Extension’s Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for April 1 in Snyder

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Zach Wilcox, 325-236-6912, s-wilcox@tamu.edu Greg Gruben, 325-573-5423, g-gruben@tamu.edu SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. “This conference highlights ag-related issues facing our […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, […]

Longtime Stiles Farm manager set to retire

Archie Abrameit helped Stiles Farm pioneer conservation tillage in Blacklands Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Archie Abrameit, 512-898-2214, ah-abrameit@tamu.edu THRALL – As only the second Stiles Farm Foundation manager in its history, Archie Abrameit says he has always viewed the 2,600-acre Stiles Farm as a “validation center” for Blacklands farmers in Central and South […]

AgriLife Extension expert warns of possible rust epidemic in Texas wheat crop

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ron French, 806-677-5644, rdfrench@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Early sightings of stripe rust in wheat could indicate 2015 might see an epidemic in infections, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Texas producers and AgriLife Extension specialists and agents have observed leaf […]

2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School set April 22-24 in College Station

Contact: Dr. Dan Hale, 979-845-3935, dhale@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The 2015 Aggie Processed Meat Technology School will be held April 22-24 at Texas A&M University in College Station. Dr. Dan Hale, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service meat specialist, said based on input from past participants, the school has been expanded by one additional day. “Anyone […]

AgriLife Extension Brown County Ag Day slated for March 31

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual Brown County Ag Day March 31 at the Brown County Fairgrounds located at 4206 U.S. Highway 377 in Brownwood. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an evening meal sponsored by the […]