Deer and Turkey Management Program set Sept. 23 at Warren Ranch near Santa Anna

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu    Contact: Michael Palmer, 325-625-4519, m-palmer@tamu.edu              SANTA ANNA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Deer and Turkey Management Program Sept. 23 on the Warren Ranch, located at 2949 Private Road 1342 near Santa Anna.            The day will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed […]

Private Land Stewardship Workshop set for Sept. 25 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   BROWNWOOD – A Private Land Stewardship Workshop has been slated from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the McGillivray and Leona McKie Muse Wildlife Management Area, 15 miles northeast of Brownwood off County Road 478. The workshop […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 1, 2015

AgriLife expert: Conditions ripe for armyworm population explosion Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Dry weather followed by rain in the late summer and early fall means farmers should be on the lookout for fall armyworms, said Dr. Allen Knutson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist, Dallas. “Given their immense appetite, great numbers […]

AgriLife Extension specialist to lead East Texas vegetable programs

Joe Masabni would like input from all vegetable producers in the region Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON — He’s done so many trainings in East Texas over the years, relocating to to the region is almost like coming home, said Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage vegetable specialist. Masabni has been […]

Producers delaying wheat planting due to grasshoppers

AMARILLO – High Plains wheat producers who are normally ready to put seed in the ground might want to hold off this year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists in Amarillo. With the extremely heavy pressure from grasshoppers, as well as other insects and diseases due to the wet year, waiting until the […]

Expert: Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Tim Steffens, 806-651-2781, tsteffens@wtamu.edu AMARILLO – What a pasture should look like – whether a waving sea of grass or one with diverse vegetation – depends on the cattleman’s final goal and actions taken before rain falls, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist. “With the rains […]

AgriLife Extension to offer three-part ‘lunch experience’ in Kimble County

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu  Contact: Sam Silvers, 325-446-2620, gssilvers@ag.tamu.edu JUNCTION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Kimble County will offer a three-part Educational Lunch Experience from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 22-24 in the Kimble County Courthouse in Junction. “Participants can choose to attend one or all of the presentations,” said […]

Texas crop, weather for Aug. 25, 2015

Hot, still cloudy days result in farm pond fish kills Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A combination of weather patterns is causing wholesale die-offs of fish in many East and North Texas farm ponds and lakes, according to Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist, Overton. Most of the […]

It’s shaping up to be a jubilee quail year

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO – From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert. “The 2015-16 quail season is going to be the best we’ve […]

Entomologists sniff out new stink bug to help soybean farmers control damage

BEAUMONT — Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans in Texas and are developing ways to help farmers combat it, according to a report in the journal Environmental Entomology. Various types of stink bugs have long been a problem on soybean crops, but when sweeps of […]