Texas crop, weather for April 15, 2014

Freeze puts large swathes of Texas wheat at risk of freeze injury Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Sub-freezing temperatures on the morning of April 15 put large acreages of Texas wheat at risk for freeze injury, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Temperatures were not as low in the […]

AgriLife Extension sets five Quail Appreciation Day programs in May

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct five Quail Appreciation Day programs across the state in May to bring landowners, naturalists and other enthusiasts abreast of the current quail population decline and present some possible remedies, the programs’ coordinator said. […]

Private applicator training/testing set for May 2 in San Angelo

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Angelo State University’s agriculture department will conduct a training May 2 for individuals needing a Texas Department of Agriculture private applicators license. The training and subsequent testing will begin at 1 p.m. in room 263 […]

Texas crop, weather for April 8, 2014

Farmers fighting wind erosion and continued drought Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The […]

First ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual readies municipalities for spring mosquito onslaught

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,ctallen@ag.tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Professionals tasked with public health protection now have a new resource to help control disease-carrying mosquitoes thanks to a team of Texas entomologists. “The 66-page ‘Texas Mosquito Management’ manual is the first ever published on our state’s most notorious disease vector,” […]

Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day set for April 12 at Sonora

Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Charles “Butch” Taylor, 325-387-3168, angora@sonoratx.net, Pascual Hernandez, 325-387-3101, sutton-tx@tamu.edu or Dr. John Walker, 325-653-4576, jwalker@ag.tamu.edu   SONORA – Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Edwards Plateau landowners are hosting the second Neighbor Meeting Neighbor Spring Field Day April 12 at the AgriLife Research station […]

Texas crop, weather for April 1, 2014

Worsening drought is no April Fools joke Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As Mother Nature continues to play what seems like an extended April Fools joke on parts of Texas with ongoing drought, agricultural producers have some tough cropping decisions to make, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crops expert. […]

Denton County Pond Workshop scheduled for April 17

AUBREY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Denton County and the Denton County AgriLife Extension agriculture committee will hold its annual pond workshop from 4:30-9 p.m. April 17 at the Rancho De La Roca, 2459 Blackjack Road West in Aubrey. “In Denton County we have many stock tanks or ponds that landowners and […]

Webinar on mesquite management practices set April 3

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Robert Lyons, 830-278-9151, rk-lyons@tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Mesquite can be an invasive brush species throughout the state, and the time to control this plant with herbicide foliar applications is right around the corner, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. A webinar […]

Texas crop, weather for March 25, 2014

State Climatologist: New Dust Bowl days not here yet but could happen Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Though it may seem like a return of Dust Bowl days to some Texas High Plains farmers and ranchers, we’re not there yet — at least not quite, according to Dr. John Neilsen-Gammon, state climatologist, […]