AgriLife Extension studies new grass control technology in grain sorghum

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – Acetolactate synthase inhibiting herbicides have been used to control grass weeds in crop production such as corn, cotton, soybeans and wheat, but only recently has this technology been available in grain sorghum, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. Better known […]

Watershed planning efforts to begin for the Navasota River downstream of Lake Limestone

Contacts: Lucas Gregory, 979-845-7869, Edward Schneider, 979-828-4270, Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129, COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed protection plan kickoff meetings in November for Brazos and Robertson county residents interested in improving and protecting water quality in […]

South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic, Trade Show set Oct. 23 in Brenham

Media Contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, BRENHAM – The 44th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show will be held Oct. 23 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 East Blue Bell Road, in Brenham.   Cost is $20 and registration will be from 7:30-8 a.m. “All area […]

Chronic wasting disease webinars set for Oct.13 and Oct. 16

AgriLife Extension, Texas Wildlife Association to collaborate Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, SAN ANGELO – Chronic wasting disease will be the topic of a free two-part educational webinar series for deer hunters set from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 13 and Oct. 16. The webinars are a collaborative […]

Stenholm to keynote 2015 Texas Plant Protection Association Conference

Innovations for Texas agriculture focus of Dec. 8-9 conference Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, BRYAN – Former Congressman Charles Stenholm will kick off the 27th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference scheduled Dec. 8-9 at the Brazos Center in Bryan. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 6, 2015

Agricultural engineering centennial a ‘tip of the hat’ to the past and the future Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION — On Oct. 9-10, the Texas A&M University department of biological and agricultural engineering at College Station will celebrate its 100-year birthday, and you’re invited. Officially, the outdoor centennial event is called a “technology […]

Cattle market outlook to be featured at Oct. 30 Brazos Valley program

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dusty Tittle, 979-823-0129,  BRYAN – A fall cattle clinic is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Brazos Valley Livestock Commission. The event is sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Brazos County Beef and Forage Committee. “We have put […]

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. […]

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 […]