Texas crop, weather for Nov. 25, 2014

Much to be thankful for, but price/drought challenges remain Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 18, 2014

Freeze came at just about the right time for South Plains cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The first hard freeze for the South Plains and Lubbock area came on Nov. 13 -14, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton, according to a Texas […]

Rector receives Texas Master Naturalist Program award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Barron Rector, 979-845-2755, b-rector@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Barron Rector, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist in College Station, received the seventh annual Advisors Award from the Texas Master Naturalist statewide program. Rector, also an associate professor in the Texas A&M University ecosystem science and management department, […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 11, 2014

Arctic blast unlikely to hurt newly emerged wheat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s highly unlikely the sub-freezing weather will damage any of the state’s winter wheat crop, even newly emerged plants, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “It would have to get pretty darn cold for it to […]

Multi-county Land and Livestock Conference set for Dec. 3 in Brady

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Brady Rose Evans, 325-732-4304, Brady.Evans@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat, 325-597-1295, trevor.dickschat@ag.tamu.edu Lisa Brown, 325-396-4737, lisa.brown@ag.tamu.edu BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-County Land and Livestock Conference on Dec. 3 at the Heart of Texas Event Center, 804 San Angelo Highway, Brady. The program, to be conducted […]

AgriLife Extension Range and Pasture Update Workshop set for Nov. 18 in Sonora

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, p-hernandez@tamu.edu   SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the multi-county Range and Pasture Workshop on Nov. 18 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora. The workshop, a joint program among the AgriLife Extension offices in […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 4, 2014

Southwest Texas deer crop expected to be great this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Deer hunting in Southwest Texas is expected to be “really terrific” this year thanks to timely rains, according to Dr. Rob Hogan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, Uvalde. “Though it hasn’t been a year with a […]

Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 14-15 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 14-15 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3100 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo. “Looking to the Future” is the […]

Texas A&M receives $1.4 million grant for woody plant encroachment research

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bradford Wilcox, 979-458-1899, BWilcox@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Plugging in the human factor to woody plant encroachment will be the focus of a $1.4 million grant awarded to a team led by Dr. Bradford Wilcox, Texas A&M AgriLife Research ecologist in the department of ecosystem science and management in College […]