Monarchs on the move

SAN ANGELO – Tens of thousands of monarch butterflies have been migrating through the Concho Valley in recent days, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist hopes Texans stop to appreciate what he terms is truly a royal procession.                 “These are special insects, and they are moving through our country here in San […]

Pesticide management workshop set Nov. 3 in Fort Stockton

FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a pesticide management and continuing education unit workshop beginning at 8 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Pecos County Civic Center, 1674 Airport Drive in Fort Stockton. David Disselhorst, AgriLife Extension agent in Pecos County, said the workshop will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture […]

Expert warns screwworm return could have a huge impact on livestock, hunting industries

STEPHENVILLE – The return of screwworms would deal a severe blow to the ranching and hunting industries, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service veterinary entomologist at Stephenville. The observation by Dr. Sonja Swiger came as the result of the flesh-eating pest being confirmed in Florida. Swiger said Dr. Thomas Hairgrove, AgriLife Extension veterinary specialist […]

Walnut caterpillars hit West Central Texas pecan trees

SAN ANGELO – Is your nut-laden pecan tree suddenly developing  a “bald spot?” The culprit is probably the walnut caterpillar, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Dr. Charles Allen of San Angelo said he and his colleagues from Central and South Texas have been getting a number of reports over the past few […]

More women taking on agricultural land ownership

FREDERICKSBURG – “Learn, support, educate” may not have been the theme but was the outcome of the second annual conference for women interested in conservation and stewardship of land in the Edwards Plateau, according to participants and presenters alike. The Women in Wildlife Conservation conference recently held in Fredericksburg and attended by more than […]

AgriLife Extension sets multi-county wildlife program Oct. 26 in Gail

GAIL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop Oct. 26 at the Borden County Event Center located on the east side of Gail on U.S. Highway 180. The program, which involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties, will start […]

Integrated pest management program set for Nov. 9 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – A Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education course for integrated pest management professionals offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be held in Nacogdoches on Nov. 9. Registration begins inside the Nacogdoches Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive, at 8 a.m. The course begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:40 […]

October chronic wasting disease meetings set to inform public

VAN HORN – As part of the state’s increased chronic wasting disease or CWD, surveillance efforts, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Animal Health Commission have partnered to conduct postmortem sample collector trainings in Van Horn on Oct. 5 and Amarillo on Oct. 13. The meetings are free, […]