High tunnel, strawberry production to be featured at events in Fort Worth

  Texas High Tunnel Conference, SARE Strawberry Workshop set for Oct. 11, Oct. 12 FORT WORTH – People interested in high tunnel horticulture and strawberry production will have two opportunities to get the latest information on both during back-to-back workshops Oct. 11-12 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth. The […]

Interest growing in barley for brewing

Texas A&M studying best varieties for Texas producers to meet new markets Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-862-1412, cbneely@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Barley might not be on the top of the list as a feed and forage for livestock, but the growing interest in craft breweries and micro distilleries has Texas […]

More than 7,700 Texas jobs estimated to be added from expanded produce importation

COLLEGE STATION – Potential economic expansion of U.S. produce imports from Mexico could lead to an estimated 7,700 Texas jobs and an economic impact of $815.2 million to the Lone Star State. Economists with the Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University in College Station conducted a study on the economic impacts of […]

Wheat producers advised to take advantage of existing soil nitrogen

COLLEGE STATION – As producers across the state are planting winter wheat, it is important they consider crediting soil nitrogen in their management plans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Jake Mowrer, AgriLife Extension state soil fertility specialist in College Station, said producers can save money in fertilizer costs by taking […]

AgriLife Extension sets Swisher County Cotton Field Tour Sept. 29

  KRESS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Swisher County Ag Committee will host the Swisher County Cotton Field Day on Sept. 29 at Kress.   John Villalba, AgriLife Extension agent in Swisher County, said registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Bayer FiberMax Cotton Trial located 3 miles south of […]

Hessian fly threat looms over South, West Central Texas wheat crop

  Experts stress awareness as first line of defense Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Allen Knutson, 972-952-9222, a-knutson@tamu.edu Dr. David Drake, 325-653-4576, drdrake@ag.tamu.edu                 SAN ANGELO – With the start of the fall wheat planting season only days away, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn of a looming Hessian fly problem facing the […]

Cotton, grain outlook update discussed at Texas A&M tailgate event

Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – International influences on cotton and grain markets were featured in seminar presentations at the recent Texas A&M University department of agricultural economics tailgate event prior to the Texas A&M-UCLA football game. The presentations were held at the AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. […]

Fruit growers, enthusiasts conference to begin Oct. 31 in New Braunfels

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Monte Nesbitt, 979-862-1218, MLNesbitt@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — New growers, commercial producers, home gardeners and fruit enthusiasts in general are encouraged to attend the fifth annual Texas Fruit Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in New Braunfels. The event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 1 p.m. […]

New Texas A&M center to protect key international coffee industry

Writer: Jeff Pool, 979-845-6597, jeff.pool@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Leo Lombardini, 979-845-3763, l-lombardini@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University administrators and researchers are stepping up efforts to protect a worldwide multibillion dollar-a-year industry. Coffee is the main source of income for about 100 million people across the globe. The industry has a retail value estimated at $30-32 […]