Predator management, trapping focus of April 24 multi-county program

ROCKSPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. To get to the Edwards County Park Building, take […]

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 […]

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 helps deliver ‘real-life’ education to international students, faculty

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is collaborating with the Alamo Community College District, or ACCD, to provide “real-world educational opportunities” for international college students, faculty and administrators coming to San Antonio to improve their English. The five Alamo Colleges of the ACCD serve Bexar County by offering associate degrees, certificates and […]

Third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks cleanup slated for April 11

SEGUIN — The third annual Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Cleanup Event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 11, said event presenters. The event is coordinated by the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Partnership and is part of implementation efforts for the area’s watershed protection plan, said Ward Ling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist […]

Texas Community Futures Forum set for April 13 in Austin

Forum will focus on grassroots consensus building AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Travis County Extension Leadership Advisory Board will hold the Texas Community Futures Forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13 on the first floor of the Travis County Hall of Government, 700 Lavaca St., Austin. Daphne Richards, interim […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 1 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1 in Floresville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the upper San Antonio River watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office […]

Rain Barrel Workshop slated for April 4 at Eco Centro in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the “Rain Barrel Workshop” from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. near San Antonio College. The program will be presented by experts from AgriLife Extension and the Bexar County Master Gardener program. “A rain barrel […]

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 […]