‘Liking’ this Facebook page may help treat what you don’t like on your plants

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872,ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Kevin Ong, 979-845-8000, kevo@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — If you “like” the Texas Plant Diagnostic Lab on Facebook, it’s probably because there is something happening to your plants that you definitely do not like. Seeing yellow leaves on basil or black spots on Indian hawthornleaves, for example, is much the […]

Farm Bill Decision-Aid Training set Dec. 4

AgriLife Extension to also offer hands-on assistance Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: DeDe Jones, 806-677-5600, DLJones@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Farm Bill Decision Aid Training seminar for agribusinesses Dec. 4, according to DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo. The free classroom instruction will be […]

AgriLife Extension’s on-farm cotton variety trials available

Data gathered from South, Central and East Texas regions Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Gaylon Morgan, 979-845-0870, gmorgan@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The annual “Replicated Agronomic Cotton Evaluation (RACE) for South, East and Central Regions of Texas” trial results are available to producers, according to Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state […]

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 Extension sets Farm and Ranch Management Symposium for Dec. 3

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the annual Farm and Ranch Management Symposium during the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show on Dec. 3 in the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St. in Amarillo. “A Focus on the Technologies […]

Two Overton pesticide applicator trainings set Dec. 4 and 9

Adjusting stocking rates to control weeds only one of many presentations Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – Private pesticide applicators can earn five to 10 continuing education units toward the renewal of their licenses at trainings held on Dec. 4 and Dec. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton. […]

AgriLife Extension’s Taylor County Marketing Club invites producers to annual December meeting

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Robert Pritz, 325-672-6048, r-pritz@tamu.edu Bill Thompson, 325-653-4576, ext.286, w-thompson@tamu.edu   ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Taylor County Marketing Club will host their annual December program, inviting anyone interested in agriculture to join the session, organizers said. “This year’s format is a little different than […]

AgriLife Extension offers estate planning workshop in Menard

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787,  lbrown@ag.tamu.edu   MENARD – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a farm and ranch estate planning workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on Dec. 4 in the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Building in Menard. Lisa Brown, AgriLife Extension agent in Menard County, said the featured speaker for […]

‘Kika’ de la Garza, John Fucik honored at Thanksgiving bash

HARGILL – His pace may have slowed, but the wit that enthralled generations of South Texans for decades was clearly evident when retired U.S. Congressman E. “Kika” de la Garza was asked how old he was. “Eighty-too-many,” he quipped with a smile, drawing laughter from the small group of admirers surrounding him. The event was a […]

Fresh Texas sweet potatoes can add a flavorful, healthy touch this Thanksgiving

CANTON — Families can be snippy about their personal recipe for sweet potatoes, but the orange, fleshy vegetable usually shows up in some form at every Thanksgiving meal. At a time of year when people tend to toss aside any notion of dieting, the sweet potato – depending on what’s added to it for the […]