New wheat disease notification tool offered to producers this season

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charlie Rush, 806-354-5804, crush@ag.tamu.edu Jacob Price, 806-677-5600, japrice@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Multiple wheat viral pathogens affect wheat grown in the Texas High Plains and cause devastating losses to wheat production, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Research experts. This year, however, a system has been developed to give producers a […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 26, 2014

Agronomist gives ‘heads-up’ over armyworm concerns in headed-out sorghum Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out. “The second-generation trap counts showed they were very […]

Crops/weed management tour set for Sept. 8 near White Deer

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Brandon McGinty,806-669-8033, b-mcginty@tamu.edu Jody Bradford, 806-537-3882, jmbradfo@ag.tamu.edu WHITE DEER – A Crops/Weed Management Tour, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Carson and Gray counties, will be held Sept. 8, starting at the Carson County Gin west of White Deer. The program will begin at 10:30 […]

Range and Wildlife Field Day set for Sept. 19 in Brown County

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu Brian Hays, 254-865-2061, bhayes@tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a multi-county Range and Wildlife Management Field Day on Sept. 19 in Brown County for landowners interested in […]

AgriLife Extension slates second set of Quail Appreciation Days this fall

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, r-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a second set of Quail Appreciation Days across Texas this fall for landowners, naturalists and others interested in proper quail management aimed at stopping the decline of wild native quail. […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 19, 2014

As dog days of summer drag on, drier conditions prevail Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Except for a few isolated areas, the entire state received some rain in the last seven days, from barely a trace to as much as 2 inches in parts of the Panhandle and West Central Texas, according […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 12, 2014

AgriLife horticulturist: Winter garden water issues ‘big time serious!’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “Little showers aren’t going to do it. We need a flood,” said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist who works closely with vegetable, fruit and nut growers in the Winter Garden region. Faced with limited irrigation water […]

Just in time for school: New pest control calculator now available for maintenance professionals

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu DALLAS – Maintenance professionals gearing up for the start of school now have a new tool to help defend students from the inevitable summer influx of undesirables roaming the halls. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s new integrated pest management website, http://ipmcalculator.com, offers […]

AgriLife Extension announces new riparian restoration publication

‘Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas’ is now available COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official has announced the release of “Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas,” which is now available. The new publication, which has been given the identification number WF-010, can be downloaded free at http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/product-p/ewf-010.htm or […]

AgriLife Extension adds two new quail apps

Effort is part of statewide Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7471, jccathey@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has added two new quail management apps to their growing tally of electronic resources for tech-savvy wildlife managers. “These  apps are free and […]