Developing technology offers researchers advancement without man hours, machine harvesting

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s been said a picture is worth a thousand words. But for Dr. Seth Murray, the images captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle or self-propelled ground vehicle could be worth more than a thousand man hours. The images can then lead to […]

Texas Master Naturalist program offers new printed curriculum

   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Mary Pearl Meuth, 979-845-7294, mpmeuth@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The Texas Master Naturalist program has a new training curriculum that’s hot off the press, a Texas A&M official said. Mary Pearl Meuth, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate at College Station who works with the statewide program affiliated […]

Sugarcane aphid research aimed at planting timing, variety selection

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, 806-354-5806, ada.szczepaniec@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – The “whens” and the “whats” of the sugarcane aphid are fueling the research of Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologist. For example, when are they most damaging, and what grain sorghum varieties do they prefer? With the support of Texas Grain […]

AgriLife Extension sets two public Zika educational programs in Brown County Aug. 29

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, sa-anderson@tamu.edu BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a pair of Zika educational programs for the public on Aug. 29 in Brown County. The first program, sponsored by the City of Brownwood, will be at 4 p.m. at the Adams Street Community […]

North Texas Wildlife Conference to help landowners hang on to their piece of Texas

  AgriLife Extension, Texas Land Conservancy set Sept. 16 event in Weatherford Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. John Tomecek, 325-653-4576, John.Tomecek@ag.tamu.edu Jay Kingston, 817-598-6168  jkingsto@ag.tamu.edu WEATHERFORD – Organizers of the North Texas Conservation Easement Workshop aim to help rural landowners hang on to their piece of the state, organizers said. The conference will […]

Women landowner, wildlife stewardship conference set Oct. 3-4

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG – Women landowner numbers are growing. Simultaneously, interest in wildlife operations is increasing. An upcoming two-day conference will bring the two together in the Edwards Plateau region. “Women in Wildlife Conservation – Resources to Set a Stewardship Path,” hosted by the Texas A&M […]

Educating the public about Zika is now AgriLife Extension’s ‘priority-one’

  Unprecedented  statewide campaign involves all Texas county staffs Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Mike Merchant, 972-952-9204, m-merchant@tamu.edu  or Dr. Sonja Swiger, 254-968-4144, slswiger@ag.tamu.edu                   COLLEGE STATION – Educating the public to protect themselves from Zika has become “priority one” for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a state leader said.  AgriLife Extension […]

Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop set for Aug. 24 in Centerville

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Matt Brown, 979-862-8072, matthew.brown@ag.tamu.edu CENTERVILLE – A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held Aug. 24 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Leon County, 113 W. Main, Centerville. The AgriLife Extension workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A catered lunch will be […]

Harvest, psyllids, new varieties hot topics at potato field day

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Creighton Miller, 979-219-3388, jcmillerjr@tamu.edu SPRINGLAKE – The hot potato news in the High Plains is harvest is underway, psyllids are threatening unharvested fields and new varieties are showing lots of promise. These were some of the “headlines” shared with about 60 producers and researchers gathered recently for the […]

Wheat harvest, research successful in the High Plains

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Something can be learned from every wheat harvest, but Texas A&M AgriLife Research wheat breeder Dr. Jackie Rudd said it is just “fun” to see the success of this year’s bounty. After four years of drought, a battle with stripe rust and […]