Study examines social status in food purchasing habits

COLLEGE STATION – A recent study examining the reasons why consumers pay higher prices for certain foods — be it for fashion, social standing or to advance a healthier lifestyle — revealed food costs may be too high for some consumers. Dr. Marco Palma, Dr. David Anderson and Meghan Ness, all with the department of […]

Oaks may replace pines in severely burned ‘Lost Pines’ region without human intervention

COLLEGE STATION – Without human help, the “Lost Pines” may lose some of what it is known for after wildfire ripped through that region almost six years ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife study. The “Lost Pines” ecoregion, located in Bastrop, Fayette and Caldwell counties, constitutes the western-most range of loblolly pine in the […]

Cotton variety trial results reflect season’s ups, downs in East, South Texas

COLLEGE STATION – The 2016 Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation or RACE trial results from South and East Texas are in and reflect the extremes of the past season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “We had many regions with superb yield and quality, while other regions suffered tremendously from excessive late-season rainfall,” […]

Options discussed for farmers battling cotton root rot

WACO – Cotton root rot disease continues to be a major threat to Texas cotton, but there are options available to farmers to fend off potential threats or lessen the potential economic hardship, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist in College Station. Dr. Tom Isakeit gave an update on cotton root […]

Dunlap named new AgriLife Extension district administrator for Rolling Plains

VERNON – Dale Dunlap, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Wheeler County, has been selected to fill the role of district administrator in the Rolling Plains. He will replace Miles Dabovich upon his retirement Jan. 31. “We are extremely pleased to have an agent of Dale’s caliber to fill the […]

‘Flag the Technology’ helps farmers identify herbicide sensitive fields

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Plant Protection Association have collaborated on a Flag the Technology program that identifies crop fields sensitive to certain herbicides. With two new herbicide resistance technologies which will be widely used in cotton, corn and soybeans, program coordinators say it is critical farmers know […]

Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal receives AgriLife Extension in the City Award

COLLEGE STATION – Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal has received the Extension in the City Award given by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The award was presented to Neal at the recent Texas A&M AgriLife Conference held at Texas A&M University in College Station. The award honors elected leaders whose support of AgriLife Extension […]

Auvermann selected to take leadership of Texas A&M AgriLife center in Amarillo

AMARILLO – Dr. Brent Auvermann has been selected as the new center director at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Amarillo, following the retirement of longtime director Dr. John Sweeten. Auvermann is a professor in Texas A&M University’s department of biological and agricultural engineering, with a dual-appointment in both the Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension sets forage seminar in Cross Plains for Jan. 24

CROSS PLAINS  – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a tri-county forage seminar Jan. 24 at the First Baptist Church in Cross Plains. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will start at 9 a.m. Six Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered. The AgriLife Extension offices conducting […]