U.S. Congressmen visit Texas A&M AgriLife’s front line of defense against invasive pests, diseases

Congressmen learn of research to save the nation’s citrus industry WESLACO  –  Two U.S. Congressmen learned firsthand recently the efforts Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are making in South Texas to keep invasive pests and diseases from threatening the country’s food supply, including one pair that threatens the future of the citrus industry. U.S. Rep. Filemon […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 16, 2014

From too little rain, to too much rain, too early for South Texas Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – After prolonged drought, South Texas producers are now struggling with too much moisture, according to Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife communications specialist based in Weslaco. On Sept. 16, the rains were continuing without […]

Sugarcane aphids confirmed on Southern High Plains

Floyd County find is region’s first   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576,  ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Pat Porter, 806-746-6101, p-porter@tamu.edu FLOYDADA — They’re hundreds of miles from the nearest sugarcane fields, nevertheless sugarcane aphids have now been positively identified in significant numbers on grain sorghum in Floyd County, said a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

AgriLife Extension names new South Texas agronomist

CORPUS CHRISTI –  Dr. Joshua McGinty has been hired as the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist for South Texas. McGinty will be headquartered at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Corpus Christi. “We are very pleased to have Dr. McGinty join our faculty,” said Dr. Mark McFarland, professor and associate […]

Ranch Management University fall session set Oct. 20-24 in College Station

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The intensive five-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be held Oct. 20-24 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The workshop will meet in the G. Rollie White Visitor’s Center, 7707 Raymond Stotzer Parkway, said […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 9, 2014

Despite late rains, High Plains dryland cotton crop could still be pretty good Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rains came to the Panhandle and South Plains a couple weeks too late to ensure a really good dryland cotton crop across the board, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. In […]

Quail research ranch field day Sept. 26 to open on optimistic note

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu ROBY – “Restoration of Quail and Their Habitats” will be the theme of the 7th annual Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch Field Day set from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the ranch 11 miles west of Roby on U.S. Highway 180. The field […]

Texas crop, weather for Sept. 3, 2014

Rye seed shortage may call for revised winter pasture strategy Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – A shortage of small grain rye seed may require many East and Central Texas producers to rethink their winter pasture plan, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist. “The shortage is primarily of varieties we […]

Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour set for Sept. 23 in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The 38th annual Randall County Ag Show and Crops Tour is scheduled for Sept. 23 in Canyon, according to Dr. J. D. Ragland, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resource agent, Randall County. Registration, coffee and donuts will begin […]

AgriLife Extension to offer three-part quail decline webinar beginning Sept. 11

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Jim Cathey, 979-845-7471, jccathey@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – Texans concerned with the widespread decline of wild quail across the state can learn about measures to stop the loss by tuning in to three fall webinars starting Sept. 11. The webinars, also set for Oct. 9 and […]