Texas crop, weather for Sept. 16, 2014

From too little rain, to too much rain, too early for South Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco. On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without […]

Horticulture consultant to address Ellison floriculture fall lecture Oct. 8

COLLEGE STATION – The Ellison International Floriculture Chair Distinguished Lecture Series at Texas A&M University will feature Phil Wilson of Austin, Lower Colorado River Authority general manager, event coordinators said. His topic will be “What will it take to overcome Texas’ water challenge.” The event is Oct. 8, beginning with a reception at 2 p.m. […]

From primates to forests

Texas A&M researcher uses genes to map evolution of species Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Claudio Casola, 979-845-8803, ccasola@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Genes, whether from apes or the trees they live in, are the storytellers of the origins of a species, according to a Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management assistant professor […]

Ranch Management University fall session set Oct. 20-24 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The intensive five-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be held Oct. 20-24 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The workshop will meet in the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, said […]

AgriLife Specialist: Need to recycle water? ‘Give the ground first shot at it’

Dr. Anish Jantrania will focus on sustainable and intelligent water infrastructure Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu TEMPLE – The key to solving some of Texas’ water shortage problems may be as simple as teaching homeowners and cities how to efficiently and cleanly return wastewater to the ground, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist. […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 9, 2014

Despite late rains, High Plains dryland cotton crop could still be pretty good Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rains came to the Panhandle and South Plains a couple weeks too late to ensure a really good dryland cotton crop across the board, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. In […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for Sept. 24 in Hankamer

HANKAMER–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Anahuac/Hankamer for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Double Bayou watershed. The free workshop is co-hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Chambers County and […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 3, 2014

Rye seed shortage may call for revised winter pasture strategy Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A shortage of small grain rye seed may require many East and Central Texas producers to rethink their winter pasture plan, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “The shortage is primarily of varieties we […]

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 […]