Planting sorghums early might help reduce sugarcane aphid damages

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: Dr. Ed Bynum, 806-677-5600, AMARILLO – Every year is a learning year right now for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists and anyone else dealing with the sugarcane aphid, both on grain sorghum and forage sorghum in the Texas High Plains. “We have a lot more information about […]

Armyworms are on the march

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,                 SAN ANGELO – Armyworms are now on the march, decimating huge swaths of Texas crops and pastures, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist at San Angelo.                 Dr. Charles Allen said reports of damage are streaming into his office and to […]

Chronic wasting disease meetings set for Dalhart, Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, Contact: John Tomecek, 325-657-7311, AMARILLO – Several chronic wasting disease informational meetings will be held in the Panhandle in September by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Animal Health Commission. These informational meetings, which will address chronic wasting disease management, new […]

Are red imported fire ants all bad?

Mostly, a Texas A&M-led team said, but not altogether Writer: Steve Byrns,  325-653-4576, Contact: Dr. Jessica Light, 979-458-4357, COLLEGE STATION — Red imported fire ants have earned a justifiably bad rap across the south and most Texans would be hard put to name a single redeeming quality the ants have. But a team […]

Property finances, wildlife components to be addressed at October women’s conference

FREDERICKSBURG – Women landowners, whether young and inheriting property or older and working on the family business, need to be empowered to make their own financial and stewardship decisions, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service leader said. “Women in Wildlife Conservation – Resources to Set a Stewardship Path,” hosted by AgriLife Extension Oct. 3-4 at […]

Texas A&M awards endowed professorship to Briske

COLLEGE STATION – The Thomas M. O’Connor Endowed Professorship has been awarded to Dr. David D. Briske in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management in College Station, effective Sept. 1. Briske has demonstrated a level of competence and leadership in rangeland science through scholarly and professional activities that is above and […]

Range workshop set for Oct. 5 in Menard

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Lisa Brown, 325-396-4787, MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District will team up to present a range workshop from 8:15 a.m.-3:20 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex in Menard located on U.S. Highway 190.   “We have […]

AgriLife Extension sets toxic range plant workshop in Sonora

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contact: Pascual Hernandez 325-387-3101, SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Toxic Range Plant Workshop on Sept. 22 in Sonora. The workshop will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. followed by the program at 9 a.m. in the Sutton County Civic Center located on […]

New AgriLife Research scientists take aim at Zika

Pair head entomology team tasked with stopping the virus Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Zach Adelman, 979-458-3107, Dr. Kevin Myles, 979-458-3110, Dr. David Ragsdale, 979-845-2510, COLLEGE STATION – Today’s news is flooded with reports on Zika; none of them good…until now. Texas A&M AgriLife Research has fielded a Zika team […]