AgriLife sugarcane aphid field day Oct. 28 to address growing concerns

WESLACO  –  The sugarcane aphid continues to spread throughout the South and is now considered the most important pest of grain sorghum in the U.S., according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. “The sugarcane aphid has now reached 11 states in the South and several states in Mexico,” said Dr. Raul Villanueva, an AgriLife […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 21, 2014

El Niño development stalled out, but cool, wet winter still predicted Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Though this year’s El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 15, 2014

AgriLife Economist: ‘High’ 2014 feed grains stocks are really a return to average levels Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Though this year’s predicted bumper feed grains yields are driving down prices farmers see, the long-term result could add stability to what has been a very volatile market, according to a Texas A&M […]

Private Land Stewardship Field Day set for Nov. 5 in Coryell County

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Pasquale Swaner, 254-865-2414, s-swaner@tamu.edu Chelsea Dorward, 254-386-3919, chelsea.dorward@ag.tamu.edu Heath Lusty, 512-556-8271, rhlusty@ag.tamu.edu Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu   COPPERAS COVE – Two state agencies and one federal agency will conduct a multi-county Private Land Stewardship Field Day Nov. 5 at two sites in Coryell County. The collaborating agencies […]

Texas crop, weather for Oct. 7, 2014

Some Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton yields two to four bales per acre High Plains Cotton ‘chugging along’ Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While nearly all Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton has been harvested, much of the Texas High Plains cotton is still two weeks away, according to Texas A&M […]

Ranch Management University offers wildlife aspect

Five-day program set Oct. 20-24 on Texas A&M campus Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texans interested in wildlife management will find a wealth of information during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University Oct. 20-24 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. […]

Unplanned roommate becomes a lifesaver for Texas A&M graduate student

COLLEGE STATION — Nasie Constantino opted for an unplanned roommate shortly after moving to College Station to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University — and got a wise partner in the deal. Not only had Constantino never lived alone, but her degree work called for frequent trips alone to experimental corn fields where she […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 30, 2014

State hay supplies range from surplus to practically non-existent Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – What is the status of statewide hay supplies? It depends upon where you are, according to Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state forage specialist, College Station. East of U.S. Interstate 35, all the way to […]

AgriLife Extension offers private pesticide applicator training Oct. 9 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Nathan Carr, 806-373-0713, rncarr@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – A private pesticide applicator license training will be offered Oct. 9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Potter County, located at 3301 E. 10th Ave. in Amarillo. The training session begins at 9 a.m., according to Nathan Carr, AgriLife Extension […]

AgriLife Extension names new feral hog/wildlife associate for Gatesville area

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Josh Helcel, 254-248-0562, josh.helcel@ag.tamu.edu GATESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Josh Helcel as the new wildlife and fisheries associate at Gatesville, said Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in College Station. “Josh will provide educational programs and landowner assistance across the 13-county Cross […]