Hale and Swisher Crops Conference set for April 14 in Plainview

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Blayne Reed, 806-291-5267, blayne.reed@ag.tamu.edu John Villalba, 806-995-3721, john.villalba@agnet.tamu.edu PLAINVIEW – The annual Hale and Swisher Crops Conference, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the two counties, will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 14 at the Justice Center Assembly Room, 225 Broadway St. in […]

Thirty-year study looks at Bermuda grass sustainability without fertilizer

Forage scientist: Bermuda grass pasture stands can be very sustainable without nitrogen Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – In an East Texas study on sandy, low-fertility soils, Bermuda grass pastures that have not received nitrogen fertilizer since the fall of 1984 are still in production, according to Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Results of annual Texas wheat producer survey released

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Results from Texas wheat producers who were surveyed in December and January regarding the number of acres of wheat planted and to be planted by variety for the 2015 crop year are now available. The survey was coordinated between the Texas […]

Annual Concho, McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour set for April 30 in Millersview

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Brady Rose Evans 325-732-4304, concho-tx@ag.tamu.edu Trevor Dickschat 325-597-1295, mcculloch-tx@ag.tamu.edu MILLERSVIEW – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Concho/McCulloch Counties Wheat Tour is slated for April 30 in Millersview. The day’s activities start with registration from 8-8:30 a.m., followed by the educational program from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Millersview […]

Experts predict wet weather, farming problems to persist in South Texas

Significant diseases cropping up in cabbage, onions, potatoes EDINBURG —  Lower Rio Grande Valley growers looking for long spells of hot, dry weather may be in for a disappointment, at least through May, according to weather and crop experts. Barry Goldsmith, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Brownsville, said that while South […]

Texas crop, weather for March 24, 2015

Too much of a good thing further delays plantings Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All parts of the state received more precipitation in the last week, further delaying planting of spring crops in many areas, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. On March 24, the National Weather Service […]

AgriLife Extension’s Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for April 1 in Snyder

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Zach Wilcox, 325-236-6912, s-wilcox@tamu.edu Greg Gruben, 325-573-5423, g-gruben@tamu.edu SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 1 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. “This conference highlights ag-related issues facing our […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, […]

Longtime Stiles Farm manager set to retire

Archie Abrameit helped Stiles Farm pioneer conservation tillage in Blacklands Writer: Blair Fannin, 979-845-2259, b-fannin@tamu.edu Contact: Archie Abrameit, 512-898-2214, ah-abrameit@tamu.edu THRALL – As only the second Stiles Farm Foundation manager in its history, Archie Abrameit says he has always viewed the 2,600-acre Stiles Farm as a “validation center” for Blacklands farmers in Central and South […]

Texas crop, weather for March 17, 2015

Wet weather continues to deter corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We just had cold weather that kept people […]