Understanding Introduced Pasture Fertilization webinar set for Feb. 2

COLLEGE STATION – Pasture fertilization will be the topic of a Feb. 2 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. “Understanding Introduced Pasture Fertilization” is next in the Texas Range Webinar Series, scheduled on the first Thursday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., said Pete Flores, webinar […]

Wildfire dangers increase with high winds despite recent moisture

AMARILLO – High winds and drying grass and brush should prompt homeowners and landowners alike to take time to prepare before wildfires spark across the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “Folks might think the recent rains will keep things from burning, but these winds will dry things out very quickly,” said […]

Oaks may replace pines in severely burned ‘Lost Pines’ region without human intervention

COLLEGE STATION – Without human help, the “Lost Pines” may lose some of what it is known for after wildfire ripped through that region almost six years ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife study. The “Lost Pines” ecoregion, located in Bastrop, Fayette and Caldwell counties, constitutes the western-most range of loblolly pine in the […]

Deadline for Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance sign-up Nov. 15

AMARILLO – Over the years, Texas ranchers and landowners have learned that growing grass for cattle is a risky business. Not so much dangerous, but very dependent on the weather. For that reason, DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management specialist in Amarillo, said producers need to consider the perennial Pasture, Range and […]

Texas 4-H’ers reach across border; donate school supplies to Louisiana flood victims

AMARILLO – The flood waters have receded in Louisiana, but the needs haven’t, and Texas Panhandle 4-H’ers are answering a call for school supplies. Louisiana 4-H put out a call in August to all its southern counterparts, saying, “many school-aged youth were in the midst of planning for their school year when the flooding occurred,” […]

Annual forage crop insurance sign-up deadline in July

AMARILLO – Although recent rains have livestock producers looking at green pastures, most know it can turn dry quickly and may want protection against drought loss on annual forage crops, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. The first deadline to sign up for the Rainfall Index – Annual Forage Insurance plan, known as RI-AF, is […]