New wheat disease notification tool offered to producers this season

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@ag.tamu.edu Jacob Price, 806-677-5600, japrice@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Multiple wheat viral pathogens affect wheat grown in the Texas High Plains and cause devastating losses to wheat production, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts. This year, however, a system has been developed to give producers a […]

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 […]

Crops/weed management tour set for Sept. 8 near White Deer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Brandon McGinty,806-669-8033, b-mcginty@tamu.edu Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, jmbradfo@ag.tamu.edu WHITE DEER – A Crops/Weed Management Tour, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Carson and Gray counties, will be held Sept. 8, starting at the Carson County Gin west of White Deer. The program will begin at 10:30 […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 19, 2014

As dog days of summer drag on, drier conditions prevail Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Except for a few isolated areas, the entire state received some rain in the last seven days, from barely a trace to as much as 2 inches in parts of the Panhandle and West Central Texas, according […]

Wheat, stocker cattle lease decisions impacted by corn prices

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu WICHITA FALLS – With all the rain in July, things are looking a little more optimistic for wheat and stocker cattle operators than in the past four years in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southern Oklahoma, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. […]

Not too late for Waste to Worth conference submissions

Farmers, students, researcher submissions welcome Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu SEATTLE – There’s still time to submit abstracts, papers and posters for a national conference on agricultural waste and environmental quality to be held in Seattle next spring. “ Input is welcome,not just from scientists and educators, but from farmers and agri-businesses as well,” said […]

New AgriLife Extension agent hired in Dickens County

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Chase Witt, 806-623-5552, chase.witt@ag.tamu.edu DICKENS – Chase Witt will begin his new position with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Aug. 18 as the agriculture and natural resources agent for Dickens County, according to Miles Dabovich, AgriLife Extension district administrator in Vernon. “We are excited to bring Chase aboard to […]

Lower Rio Grande Valley cotton harvest off to a good start

EDINBURG –  Continued hot, dry weather is all that’s needed to help Rio Grande Valley cotton growers forget last year’s disappointing crop and harvest a bountiful, successful crop for 2014, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “It was a tough year for Valley cotton growers last year,” said Brad Cowan, AgriLife Extension agent for […]

AgriLife Extension sets two meetings: crops on Aug. 21, cattle on Aug. 28

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: John Villalba, 806-995-3726, John.Villalba@ag.tamu.edu TULIA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Swisher County Ag Committee will conduct two producer programs in late August. A Swisher County Sorghum and Corn Tour is set for Aug. 21, and a Stocker Cattle Workshop will be Aug. 28. Both have a $10 […]

AgriLife Extension Wheat Production Meeting set for Aug. 20 in Muleshoe

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Curtis Preston, 806-272-4584, c-preston@tamu.edu   MULESHOE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bailey County will conduct a Wheat Production Meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 20 at the AgriLife Extension office located at 118 W. Ave. C in Muleshoe. “Wheat planting time is almost upon us, […]