Texas A&M family awarded Reserve American Breed Champion at State Fair of Texas

COLLEGE STATION – Right out of the chute, the Daniels family already has garnered far more success starting out in show cattle events than they initially expected. Dan Daniels, Texas A&M University Class of ‘99 and owner of D&D Moving and Storage in College Station, said he could hardly contain the excitement after his step-daughter, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Expert warns screwworm return could have a huge impact on livestock, hunting industries

STEPHENVILLE – The return of screwworms would deal a severe blow to the ranching and hunting industries, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinary entomologist at Stephenville. The observation by Dr. Sonja Swiger came as the result of the flesh-eating pest being confirmed in Florida. Swiger said Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, AgriLife Extension veterinary specialist […]

Texas Barbecue Town Hall Meeting scheduled Dec. 12 in College Station

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas Barbecue Town Hall meeting organized to brief those involved in the commercial barbecue business is scheduled for Dec. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station. “This is the third year for the Town Hall meeting,” said Dr. Jeff Savell, one of the leaders of the Texas barbecue program, as […]