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 […]

Monarchs on the move

SAN ANGELO – Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies have been migrating through the Concho Valley in recent days, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist hopes Texans stop to appreciate what he terms is truly a royal procession.                 “These are special insects, and they are moving through our country here in San […]

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 […]

New rules prompt AgriLife Extension schools for youth wool, mohair judging coaches

SAN ANGELO – New rules and processes pertaining to 4-H and FFA youth wool and mohair judging contests have prompted the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to set two orientation schools in December. The schools, with the same curriculum, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 12 at the Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension names new Brown County family and consumer sciences agent

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service named Courtney Levens the new family and consumer sciences agent in Brown County effective Nov. 7. The announcement was made by Brown County Judge E. Ray West, III, and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension district administrator in San Angelo. “We are very pleased to have Courtney join us […]

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 […]