Pineywoods Cattle Congress set April 17 in San Augustine County

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu SAN AUGUSTINE – This year’s Pineywoods Cattle Congress on April 17 will address strategies on the new economics of beef cattle production, said Cary Sims, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Angelina County. “With cattle prices at historical highs, the first topic of the day will focus on these […]

Texas crop, weather for March 31, 2015

Peach crop could be the best in years Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Conditions are so favorable for an outstanding Texas peach crop this year that he almost hates to talk about them lest he jinxes the crop, joked Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist for fruits, nuts and […]

Predator management, trapping focus of April 24 multi-county program

ROCKSPRINGS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration from 9 a.m-3 p.m. April 24 at the Edwards County Park Building. The program is made available by the AgriLife Extension offices of Edwards, Kinney, Sutton, and Real Counties. To get to the Edwards County Park Building, take […]

Texas crop, weather for March 24, 2015

Too much of a good thing further delays plantings Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – All parts of the state received more precipitation in the last week, further delaying planting of spring crops in many areas, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. On March 24, the National Weather Service […]

AgriLife Research study opens doors for increases in Texas corn yields, aflatoxin resistance

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Seth Murray, 979-845-3469, sethmurray@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A ground-breaking Texas A&M AgriLife Research-led study on corn has identified useful gene variations for yield increases, drought tolerance and aflatoxin resistance that could make a real difference to Texas producers in the years to come, according to researchers. The study, […]

Texas crop, weather for March 17, 2015

Wet weather continues to deter corn planting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Frequent rains and the resultant soggy field conditions continued to keep producers from planting corn and other crops in some parts of the state, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. “We just had cold weather that kept people […]

AgriLife Extension expert warns of possible rust epidemic in Texas wheat crop

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Clark Neely, 979-845-3041, cneely@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Ron French, 806-677-5644, rdfrench@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Early sightings of stripe rust in wheat could indicate 2015 might see an epidemic in infections, according to two Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists. Texas producers and AgriLife Extension specialists and agents have observed leaf […]

Texas crop, weather for March 10, 2015

Expert: Continued wet weather will affect sorghum and cotton planting acreages Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — By delaying corn planting, wet weather could mean more grain sorghum and cotton will be planted than earlier predicted, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. In early February, the National Cotton Council was predicting […]

Expert: ‘Exclusion’ best way to prepare for Central Texas’ spring bug boom

AUSTIN – With the weather warming and spring just around the corner, Central Texas residents can soon expect a pest proliferation and “exclusion” is the best way to prepare for it, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve had a relatively bug-free winter and it’s been a nice respite, but with the recent […]

AgriLife Extension hosting sorghum meetings in Dimmitt and Levelland

Regional events set for March 26, April 6 Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Danny Nusser, 806-677-5600, d-nusser@tamu.edu AMARILLO – Sorghum Education: Soil, Irrigation and Weed Management will be the focus of two regional sorghum meetings planned for March 26 and April 6 in Dimmitt and Levelland, respectively, by the Texas  A&M AgriLife Extension Service. […]