Academy for Ranch Management burn schools set for February, March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be Feb. 19-21 and the Advanced […]

Commercial Fruit and Vegetable Conference set Feb. 24 in Nacogdoches

Deformed vegetables, organic weed control and kiwi production among topics Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu NACOGDOCHES – Commercial vegetable growers are facing a new problem: Some commercial composts can contain herbicide residues that will cause mutant tomatoes and other vegetables, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist. The herbicide aminopyralid is primarily used […]

Ornamental, turfgrass conference set Feb. 27 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s annual Ornamental and Turf Conference will be held Feb. 27 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. “This conference is designed for those involved with caring and maintaining the […]

Feral Hog Management Workshop offered Jan. 29 in Seymour

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Martin Shaw, 940-889-5581, Martin.Shaw@ag.tamu.edu SEYMOUR – A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Baylor County on Jan. 29. The meeting will begin with registration at 1 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. in the Cliff Styles Activity Center, 1205 Archer […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams program set Jan. 27 in Robstown

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu ROBSTOWN – A half-day program to help livestock owners, land managers and others understand the best management practices designed to help reduce bacterial contamination of water bodies will be offered Jan. 27 in Robstown. In response to the educational need, this event is being […]

Gulf Coast grape grower field day set for Feb. 6

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Justin Scheiner, 979-845-1870, jscheiner@tamu.edu CAT SPRING — The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be Feb. 6 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring. Registration is $35 per person and includes lunch and a wine social, according to Dr. Justin Scheiner, Texas […]

East Texas Pasture Management Program set Feb. 20 at Overton

Updated herbicide price-comparison CD offered Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — This year’s East Texas Pasture Management Program, set Feb. 20 at Overton, will concentrate mainly on the finer points of weed control, according to Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist. “Weed control continues to be an important part of […]

Summer crops, cotton to be spotlighted at Red River Crops Conference Jan. 27-28 in Childress

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Stan Bevers, 940-552-9941, sbevers@ag.tamu.edu CHILDRESS – A day each of in-season and summer crops information and cotton talks will highlight the annual Red River Crops Conference on Jan 27-28 in Childress. The two-day event is designed to provide crop production information for producers on both sides of the Red […]

Turfgrass short course to be offered in Austin Feb. 16-20

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Casey Reynolds, 979-845-0603, casey.reynolds@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – A five-day Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held Feb. 16-20 at the Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Road, Austin. Dr. Casey Reynolds, AgriLife Extension turfgrass specialist in College […]

Blackland Income Growth beef session set for Feb. 3

Meeting highlights: marketing, replacement and sire selection strategies Contact: Mark Arnold, 972-825-5175, wm-arnold@tamu.edu WACO – The beef session of the 2015 Blackland Income Growth Conference Feb. 3 will feature industry experts discussing strategies to assist beef producers on how to capitalize on today’s strong beef market. The annual conference, to be held at the Extraco Events […]