Private Land Stewardship Workshop set for Sept. 25 in Brown County

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576,    Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386,   Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061,   BROWNWOOD – A Private Land Stewardship Workshop has been slated from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McGillivray and Leona McKie Muse Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles northeast of Brownwood off County Road 478. The workshop […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 1, 2015

AgriLife expert: Conditions ripe for armyworm population explosion Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, 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 […]

Experts: Shrimp imports depress market prices and pose health risks

PORT ISABEL —  Wholesale shrimp prices are falling due to cheaper foreign imports that marine experts say could be harmful to human health. “Shrimpers are getting roughly half of what they were last year for their catch, which is creating both an economic problem and a health issue,” said Tony Reisinger, a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Natural resources conference aimed at women landowners in the Edwards Plateau

Event set for Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, FREDERICKSBURG – Women may not be in the majority when it comes to landowners in Texas, but they are certainly a growing number. And, one the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service would […]

McFarland to retire after long career with Texas A&M

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Mark McFarland has worn many hats during his 35-year career with the Texas A&M University System, but on Aug. 31, he will be removing them all. Gone will be the hat he wore as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service soil fertility specialist in College Station. […]

Salt marsh on Texas coast gets an AgriLife Research helping hand

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Dr. Rusty Feagin, 979-862-2612, Thomas Huff, COLLEGE STATION – Troubled salt marshes, a crucial component of the Texas coast, recently got a helping hand from Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M University. The work was coordinated by Dr. Rusty Feagin, an AgriLife Research coastal scientist in the […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 18, 2015

Incidences of cattle theft continue to rise Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, COLLEGE STATION – Cattle prices continued their upward climb in the past week, according Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service regional reports. And as cattle prices continued to be high, the rate of cattle rustling was rising. “The rates of cattle theft have been […]

Mini ag conference set for Sept. 1 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contacts: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, J.R. Sprague, 806-862-4601, Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, Michael Wilkes, 806-868-3191, CANADIAN – The Hemphill County Mini Ag Conference will be Sept. 1 in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Exhibition Center, 10865 Exhibition Center Road, Canadian. This conference will feature topics on hot […]

Floating classroom passes from Aggies to Longhorns

BROWNSVILLE SHRIMP BASIN —  After serving almost 14 years as an Aggie floating classroom for thousands of students along the Texas Gulf Coast, the R/V Karma is changing hands  —  and names. The floating classroom is now docked at the Brownsville Shrimp Basin for cosmetic and mechanical repairs. The R/V Karma, formerly owned and operated […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set Aug. 20 in Edna

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, EDNA – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is set for Aug. 20 at the Jackson County Services Building, 411 N. Wells in Edna. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with lunch provided. Three general continuing education credits will be […]