‘The Housing Bomb’ seeks to change priorities

New book examines altering the housing/environment mind-set   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Tarla Rai Peterson, tarlarai@gmail.com Dr. Nils Peterson, 919-229-9519, http://www4.ncsu.edu/~mnpeters/ Dr. Jianguo Liu, 517-432-5025, liuji@msu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – If the authors of a recently published book have their way, “keeping up with the Joneses” may have more to do with who […]

Conservation farming meeting set April 29 in Weslaco

WESLACO  –  Growers interested in best management practices that can help improve the soil health of their fields are encouraged to attend “Conservation Farming: Financial and Technical Assistance,” to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. The center is located at […]

Texas crop, weather for April 15, 2014

Freeze puts large swathes of Texas wheat at risk of freeze injury Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Temperatures were not as low in the […]

Edwards Plateau ranchland program offered April 23-25 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu KERRVILLE –  “Protecting the Legacy of the Edwards Plateau” on April 23-25 in Kerrville will offer education to landowners and include Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, according to program planners. The three-day event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and […]

AgriLife Extension to host cattle, wildlife conference April 25 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: J.R. Sprague, 806-862-4601, h-sprague@tamu.edu Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu Scott Strawn, 806-435-4501, Scott.Strawn@ag.tamu.edu Michael Wilkes, 806-868-3191, mcwilkes@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – A Beef Cattle, Range and Wildlife Conference will be held April 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Hemphill County, 10865 Exhibition Center Road in Canadian. The AgriLife […]

Texas crop, weather for April 8, 2014

Farmers fighting wind erosion and continued drought Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The […]

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day set for April 12 at Sonora

Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, 325-387-3168, angora@sonoratx.net, Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, sutton-tx@tamu.edu or Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu   SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edwards Plateau landowners are hosting the second Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day April 12 at the AgriLife Research station […]

Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for April 24 in Weslaco

WESLACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 in Weslaco for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Arroyo Colorado watershed. The free workshop is being hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas crop, weather for April 1, 2014

Worsening drought is no April Fools joke Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As Mother Nature continues to play what seems like an extended April Fools joke on parts of Texas with ongoing drought, agricultural producers have some tough cropping decisions to make, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops expert. […]

Denton County Pond Workshop scheduled for April 17

AUBREY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County AgriLife Extension agriculture committee will hold its annual pond workshop from 4:30-9 p.m. April 17 at the Rancho De La Roca, 2459 Blackjack Road West in Aubrey. “In Denton County we have many stock tanks or ponds that landowners and […]