Texas County Agricultural Agents Association presents Man of The Year in Texas Agriculture awards

CORPUS CHRISTI — During its Professional Improvement Conference at the Omni Hotel in Corpus Christi recently, the Texas County Agricultural Agents Association presented seven Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture awards at its annual banquet. “The Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture Awards program has been proudly sponsored by the Texas County Agricultural […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 1, 2015

AgriLife expert: Conditions ripe for armyworm population explosion Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dry weather followed by rain in the late summer and early fall means farmers should be on the lookout for fall armyworms, said Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas. “Given their immense appetite, great numbers […]

Basics of Aquaponics workshop slated Sept. 24 in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI  —  Whether for hobby or profit, anybody interested in starting their first aquaponics project can attend an introductory workshop, the Basics of Aquaponics, from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 24 in Corpus Christi. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Nueces and San Patricio counties, will be held at the […]

Livestock outlook, horticulture marketing highlight A&M ag economics tailgate Sept. 12

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259,  b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Parr Rosson, 979-845-2116, prosson@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Emerging Issues in Livestock and Horticulture Marketing will be the featured seminar presentation scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 as part of the Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate activities at the AgriLife Center in College Station. The AgriLife […]

Cow Country Congress set for Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch in Fairfield

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Erin Davis, 903-389-3436, erin.davis@ag.tamu.edu FAIRFIELD – Area beef producers will learn how to prepare cattle for feedlots and hear the latest in feral hog management at the Cow Country Congress 2015, scheduled Oct. 23 at Maysel Ranch near Fairfield. The ranch is located east of Fairfield off of State […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 25, 2015

Hot, still cloudy days result in farm pond fish kills Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A combination of weather patterns is causing wholesale die-offs of fish in many East and North Texas farm ponds and lakes, according to Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist, Overton. Most of the […]

Northern 4-H Academy hosting open house Aug. 29 in Brenham

Contact: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu BRENHAM – The Northern 4-H Academy will host Road Map to Success with 4-H from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Blinn College Student Center, 902 College Ave. in Brenham. Texas 4-H is the youth component of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Attendees will learn how […]

Being a graduate student away from a university can stink but in a good way

BEAUMONT — The whiff of stink bugs was expected. Walking through farm fields in southeast Texas, an entomologist mainly uses vision to spot insects and relies on years of education and field experience to mentally catalog which are good bugs and which will sicken a farmer’s crop into devastation. But stink bugs are different. They, […]

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage

BEAUMONT — Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according to a report in the journal Environmental Entomology. Various types of stink bugs have long been a problem on soybean crops, but when sweeps of […]

Livestock producers urged to watch for toxic plants

Extreme heat, dry conditions can lead to possible losses Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Tam Garland, 979-845-3414, tgarland@tvmdl.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Extreme heat and dry conditions can lead to a shortage of grass, and an opportunity to consume toxic plants and forages found in Texas rangelands. Livestock producers should be aware of potential […]