Texas A&M leading organic grain crop study

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Nithya Rajan and her colleagues believe organic grain and soybean crops have an enormous opportunity to satisfy demand for specialty feed for a growing niche livestock industry in Texas. Rajan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research crop physiologist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station, recently received a three-year, […]

Cargill to fill AgriLife Extension agent position in Throckmorton County

THROCKMORTON – Kloey Cargill of Oklahoma City has accepted the position of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Throckmorton County. Her first day is Oct. 17. She will spend the next month in Baylor County training in the First Step program before starting in Throckmorton County full time. “We look […]

Ag technology focus of 28th Texas Plant Protection Conference Dec. 6-7

BRYAN – Agricultural technology will be the focus of the 28th annual Texas Plant Protection Association Conference Dec. 6-7 at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive in Bryan. “We have an outstanding program that will give attendees the latest information on technology and agriculture,” said Dr. Betsy Pierson, association president and associate professor of horticultural […]

Coffee farm thriving in the Rio Grande Valley

WESLACO  —  A South Texas scientist is amazed that coffee plants from all over the world are growing so well in the subtropical conditions of the Rio Grande Valley. Just over a year ago, Dr. Juan Anciso, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service fruit and vegetable specialist, planted 200 plants representing 40 coffee varieties from […]

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

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 Oct. 11 Texas High Tunnel Conference will start with registration at 8 a.m., followed […]

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 […]