Prevention, management tips offered for citrus disease found in Harris County

HOUSTON — Owners of citrus trees in Harris County should be on the lookout for carriers and symptoms of a disease recently discovered there, experts with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service said. Citrus greening was confirmed in a tree at a retail nursery south of Houston on July 16. The disease, which is spread […]

Record cattle prices create opportunities to increase profit margins

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to outline strategies, management for producers Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Jason Cleere, 979-845-6931, COLLEGE STATION – Record cattle prices are creating opportunities for producers to increase revenue and several of these strategies will be discussed at the 60th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled […]

Texas A&M Financial Planning Program receives $25,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional grant

Writer: Blair Fannin 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Gene Nelson, 979-862-2527, COLLEGE STATION – The Financial Planning program in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University has received a $25,000 grant from TD Ameritrade Institutional. The announcement was made Monday at the New York Stock Exchange. Faculty member Nathan Harness and Mariel Braun, […]

Miller elected to Texas Plant Protection Association Board of Directors

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Travis Miller, 979-845-7907, COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Travis Miller, interim associate director for state operations with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, has been elected to the board of directors for the Texas Plant Protection Association. “We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Miller join our group […]

Texas well-owner training set for Aug. 2 in Brazoria

BRAZORIA — Anyone interested in private water well management in the lower San Bernard River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network workshop Aug. 2 in Brazoria. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Friends of River Community Center, 20450 County Road  […]

South Texas study results show Brahman, crossbred influence receive higher premiums

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Levi Russell, 361-265-9203, CORPUS CHRISTI – Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price. “The research here shows the value of […]

AgriLife Extension sets institutional IPM coordinator training for Aug. 6, 7

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872 or 972-952-9213,   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an integrated pest management training for institutional personnel Aug. 6-7 in College Station at the Facility Services Building on the Texas A&M University campus. The meeting site will be Room […]

Corn producers need to watch for southern rust

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, Contact: Dr. Tom Isakeit, 979-862-1340,  COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist recently met with corn growers at a field day near College Station discussing southern rust, a foliar disease that can be problematic for growers and threaten yields. Dr. Tom Isakeit shared practical advice […]

2014 Eng Symposium to feature cow-calf production system innovation

Contact: Courtney Coufal, 979-845-1542, Media contact: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, SAN ANTONIO – Though high cattle prices may tempt cattle producers to expand herds, rising prices for land, fuel and feed still have some reconsidering expansion, according to experts. Opportunities for efficient expansion will be discussed in-depth at the 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline […]

51st Stiles Farm Field Day highlights include weed control, forage management

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, THRALL – Farmers throughout Central Texas and the Blacklands region heard the latest tips on weed control, new cotton technology and forage management at the 51st Stiles Farm Field Day held recently at the Stiles Farm Foundation. Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, College Station, advised […]