AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshops in Lubbock, Lamb counties in September

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Scott, 806-775-1680, rj-scott@tamu.edu Mandi Seaton, 806-385-4222, mkseaton@ag.tamu.edu   LUBBOCK – South Plains landowners seeking farm and ranch estate planning information will have two chances to find it in September. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct two estate planning seminars with similar curriculums on Sept. […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 26, 2014

Agronomist gives ‘heads-up’ over armyworm concerns in headed-out sorghum Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out. “The second-generation trap counts showed they were very […]

Irving, College Station, Bryan now in Water My Yard program

Website can help homeowners cut landscape water use by half – or more Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The new Water My Yard site has been completely updated, making it even easier for homeowners to sign up, create profiles and better manage landscape irrigation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service irrigation […]

Range and Wildlife Field Day set for Sept. 19 in Brown County

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu Brian Hays, 254-865-2061, bhayes@tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a multi-county Range and Wildlife Management Field Day on Sept. 19 in Brown County for landowners interested in […]

AgriLife Extension slates second set of Quail Appreciation Days this fall

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, r-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a second set of Quail Appreciation Days across Texas this fall for landowners, naturalists and others interested in proper quail management aimed at stopping the decline of wild native quail. […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 19, 2014

As dog days of summer drag on, drier conditions prevail Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Except for a few isolated areas, the entire state received some rain in the last seven days, from barely a trace to as much as 2 inches in parts of the Panhandle and West Central Texas, according […]

Not too late for Waste to Worth conference submissions

Farmers, students, researcher submissions welcome Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu SEATTLE – There’s still time to submit abstracts, papers and posters for a national conference on agricultural waste and environmental quality to be held in Seattle next spring. “ Input is welcome,not just from scientists and educators, but from farmers and agri-businesses as well,” said […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 12, 2014

AgriLife horticulturist: Winter garden water issues ‘big time serious!’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “Little showers aren’t going to do it. We need a flood,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist who works closely with vegetable, fruit and nut growers in the Winter Garden region. Faced with limited irrigation water […]

AgriLife Extension announces new riparian restoration publication

‘Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas’ is now available COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official has announced the release of “Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas,” which is now available. The new publication, which has been given the identification number WF-010, can be downloaded free at http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/ewf-010.htm or […]

Irrigation auditing/scheduling software migrates to ‘the cloud’

Irrigation system managers can design systems anywhere there’s Wi-Fi Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A newly launched website will allow persons to audit an irrigation system completely from the field using mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service engineer. “This is a major […]