Permian Basin Horse Short Course set for May 16 in Midland

Organizers: Speaker lineup includes the best in the business Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Marvin Ensor, 325-653-4576, m-ensor@tamu.edu MIDLAND – Horse enthusiasts of all genres should make tracks to the Permian Basin Horse Short Course set for May 16 in Midland, according to organizers who promise to feature some of the top equine experts […]

Range management workshop set for May 1 in Seymour

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Martin Shaw, 940-889-5581, martin.shaw@ag.tamu.edu SEYMOUR – The Baylor County Range Management Workshop will be May 1 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Baylor County, 500 N. Main St. in Seymour. “The program is designed to help producers make decisions on the control of mesquite and prickly […]

Texas crop, weather for April 21, 2015

Heavy rains continue to benefit wheat but delay other plantings Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – More rainstorms swept over much of the state, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. Planting of corn, cotton, rice, […]

High Country Beef and Range Management Update slated for May 6 in Marfa

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu MARFA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the High Country Beef and Range Management Update from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 6 at the Marfa National Bank, 301 S. Highland Ave. in Marfa. The multi-county program will be […]

Beef conference, tour set for April 28-29 in Canadian

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Andy Holloway, 806-323-9114, andy.holloway@ag.tamu.edu CANADIAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hemphill County will host the 2015 Beef Conference and Ag Tour, which organizers hope will become an annual event, on April 28-29. “We wanted to create an event to assist cow/calf and beef producers with educational […]

Mill Creek watershed meeting set for April 27 in Bleiblerville

Contacts: Kara Matheney, 979-277-6212, kjmatheney@ag.tamu.edu Galen Roberts, 979-862-8070, galen.roberts@ag.tamu.edu   BLEIBLERVILLE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board will have a meeting of the Mill Creek Watershed Partnership to continue the development of a watershed protection plan for Mill Creek. The meeting, which is free and open to […]

Texas crop, weather for April 14, 2015

Cotton plantings a week to 10 days behind Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Only about 5 percent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 percent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel across the state. But […]

Texas crop, weather for April 7, 2015

Sugarcane aphid infestations early in the season could be much greater this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – This year, the sugarcane aphid has been found overwintering much farther north than previously expected, according to Dr. Robert Bowling, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Corpus Christi. This means the potential for sugarcane […]

Sorghum silage a suitable alternative to corn silage, with proper management

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Ted McCollum, 806-677-5600, ft-mccollum@tamu.edu Dr. Ellen Jordan, 972-952-9212, e-jordan2@tamu.edu DIMMITT – Sorghum silage can provide an alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum silages are equal, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Dr. Ellen Jordan, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist in Dallas, and Dr. Ted […]

New farm trailer laws to be topic of AgriLife Extension program

Event set for April 13 in Brownwood Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Farm Trailer Laws program beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Brown County Fairgrounds located at 4206 U.S. Highway 377 in Brownwood. “If you are involved […]