Closed-loop concept could be the future of sustainable animal farms

STEPHENVILLE – Dr. Eunsung Kan sees his concept of a closed-loop dairy farm, which reuses wastewater, emits zero waste and powers itself on manure, as the future of sustainable animal farming. Kan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research chemical and environmental engineer in Stephenville, said his concept could change the way dairies, swine and poultry farms […]

Study examines social status in food purchasing habits

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study examining the reasons why consumers pay higher prices for certain foods — be it for fashion, social standing or to advance a healthier lifestyle — revealed food costs may be too high for some consumers. Dr. Marco Palma, Dr. David Anderson and Meghan Ness, all with the department of […]

Doctoral candidate Smith receives trio of awards

COLLEGE STATION — William “Brandon” Smith, a doctoral candidate in the Texas A&M University department of soil and crop sciences in College Station, is racking up awards as he approaches graduation. At the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference, Smith was awarded the 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Graduate Student Research as well as […]

Coastal Bend Landscape Conference set Feb. 23 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI — Springtime is approaching quickly, and a meeting has been set up to help landscape and garden professionals and enthusiasts learn some helpful tips and techniques, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official said. The Coastal Bend Landscape Conference will be 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Feb. 23 at the Del Mar Development Center, 3209 […]

Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot

WACO – Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station. Dr. Tom Isakeit gave an update on cotton root […]

‘Flag the Technology’ helps farmers identify herbicide sensitive fields

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides. With two new herbicide resistance technologies which will be widely used in cotton, corn and soybeans, program coordinators say it is critical farmers know […]

Camp Brisket attracts legends of Texas barbecue

COLLEGE STATION – There was no shortage of beef nor legends of Texas barbecue at Camp Brisket held recently at Texas A&M University in College Station. Expert pitmasters from all over Texas gathered to teach backyard barbecue enthusiasts and restaurateurs how to better prepare Texas-style barbecue brisket. Because of the high demand, the event now […]

Texas Nursery and Landscape Association receives AgriLife Extension Partnership Award

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association received a 2017 Partnership Award from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented Jan. 10 during the Texas A&M AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. AgriLife Extension first conferred its Partnership Award to the Texas Nursery and Landscape […]

Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal receives AgriLife Extension in the City Award

COLLEGE STATION – Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal has received the Extension in the City Award given by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented to Neal at the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award honors elected leaders whose support of AgriLife Extension […]

Research trials focus on winter pasture stocking strategies

OVERTON – Profits in stocker production can be as green as winter pastures when conditions are right and producers apply correct stocking strategies, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. And research trials at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton are focusing on identifying optimal strategies and stocking rates for […]