Texas crop, weather for Jan. 27, 2015

Rains improve pasture, wheat outlook, but bring soggy fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All of the state received moisture in one form or another during the last week, which generally benefited forages and crops, but slowed fieldwork, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Parts of the Central, […]

Texas crop, weather for Jan. 21, 2015

Finishing of Panhandle cotton harvest delayed by wet, damp weather Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A variety of factors – mostly weather — have delayed the finishing of the cotton harvest in the Panhandle, Rolling Plains and, to a lesser degree, the South Plains, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists. […]

Weather forecasts could become seeding forecasts

Texas A&M AgriLife studies planting rates based on anticipated moisture Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ronnie Schnell, 979-845-2935, ronnie.schnell@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Servicestate cropping system specialist hopes producers can use the weather forecast for not only deciding how to dress, but to alter management practices based on expected […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 10, 2014

2015 could be a ‘make-it or break-it’ year for beef producers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Depending upon the weather and consumer tolerance for high prices, 2015 could be a make-it or break-it year for beef producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Of course, it’s all about supply […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 3, 2014

Cotton harvesting still running late in Texas High Plains, West Central Rolling Plains Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Cotton was late to mature throughout the state this year, but timely rains and favorable conditions during the fall resulted in a good year for many growers, according to Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M […]

‘Texas-bred’ wheat traits headed to Africa

AgriLife Research study develops international collaboration to fight drought Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Shuyu Liu, 806-677-5600, SLiu@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Amir Ibrahim, 979-845-8274, aibrahim@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu Silvano Ocheya, sassanga@neo.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas-bred wheat, by way of Amarillo and College Station, will find tiny bits of itself in new breeds of […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 25, 2014

Much to be thankful for, but price/drought challenges remain Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, […]

Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options

AgriLife Research study shows water efficiency, yields can be maximized Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency. The AgriLife […]

AgriLife Research: Study shows drought-tolerant corn taps deeper soil profile

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Continued water challenges for corn production on the Texas High Plains has Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists evaluating recent drought-tolerant hybrids from major seed companies.  Dr. Qingwu Xue, AgriLife Research crop stress physiologist in Amarillo, and his assistant research scientist Dr. Baozhen […]

Southwest Beef Symposium set for Jan. 14-15 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Southwest Beef Symposium, jointly hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, is set for Jan. 14-15 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3100 Interstate 40 West, Amarillo. “Looking to the Future” is the […]