Texas crop, weather for March 3, 2015

State Climatologist optimistic about less severe drought for next two decades Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As far as drought is concerned, for the next 20 to 30 years, State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said he is optimistic. “And then I turn seriously pessimistic,” he said. While reports from Texas […]

Hill Country landowners offered natural resources workshop April 23-24

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu KERRVILLE – New, relatively new or absentee landowners in the Hill Country will have an opportunity to get an extensive education on managing natural resources at the second annual Bennett Land Stewardship Conference April 23-24. “Keys to Hill Country […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 24, 2015

Stripe and leaf rust infestation on wheat early and heavy Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – There have been considerably more reports of both leaf and stripe rust on wheat than is normal for this time of year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “There’s been a number of reports […]

AgriLife Extension to offer ‘Right-of-Way’ meeting March 24 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Rick Auckerman, 806-364-3573, r-auckerman@tamu.edu AMARILLO – The annual “ROW” Conference for right-of-way management, conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is set for March 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd. in Amarillo. There is a $10 registration fee. The program will […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 18, 2015

Despite rains, many reservoirs lower this year than last Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The drought may have receded in much of Texas, but reservoir levels are, if anything, worse in many areas than they were a year ago, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “If we look at […]

AgriLife Extension sets Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshops across the state

  Workshops currently slated from Feb. 26 to April 30 Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu   STEPHENVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct 11 Vector Abatement and Mitigation Workshops across the state in the coming months, according to coordinators. “The workshops, all with the same curriculum, […]

Texas crop, weather for Feb. 10, 2015

Expert: Farmers could be growing more grain sorghum, less cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – By all indications, Texas farmers will likely be planting considerably less cotton this year and more grain sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. In the face of much lower commodity prices, farmers are […]

Forest Pesticide Seminar set Feb. 13 in Lufkin

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu LUFKIN – This year’s Forest Pesticide Seminar will be held Feb. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Angelina County, 2201 S. Medford Drive, Lufkin. The meeting is sponsored by AgriLife Extension and the Texas A&M Forest Service. Registered Texas Pro Loggers will earn five continuing education […]

Bennett Land Stewardship Conference set for April 23-24 in Kerrville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu Dr. Rick Machen, 830-278-9151, r-machen@tamu.edu FREDRICKSBURG – The second annual Bennett Land Stewardship Conference is scheduled for April 23-24 at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center in Kerrville. The conference is funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Endowment and hosted […]

Pre-plant, weed management meeting set Feb. 11 in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, r-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – A Pre-Plant/Weed Management Producer Update Meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 11 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon. “We wanted to help producers establish not only […]