New pest found in Concho Valley sorghum crops

  No control needed yet for sugarcane aphid, but situation is being closely monitored, expert says Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Rick Minzenmayer, 325-365-5212, r-minzenmayer@tamu.edu BALLINGER – Sugarcane aphids have jumped their primary host crop sugarcane, and have landed in the Concho Valley, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert warns. Rick Minzenmayer, AgriLife […]

Texas crop, weather for July 29, 2014

Fall armyworms on the march early due to unseasonable rains Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Fall armyworms are more like “summer” armyworms this year due to unseasonable rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. “It’s related to the rains we’ve had in July,” said Dr. Allen Knutson, AgriLife Extension […]

East Texas Regional Forage Conference set Aug. 28 in Henderson

Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu HENDERSON – As in previous years, the focus of the upcoming East Texas Regional Forage Conference is about how producers can save money – just more so, said Randy Reeves, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Harrison County. “For example, producers will hear from some of the best in […]

Weed management meeting set for July 29 in Canyon

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – A Randall County Producer Weed Management Update Meeting will be held from 9-11 a.m. July 29 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road, Canyon. The program, sponsored by […]

Sorghum growers cautioned on possible fall armyworm invasion

Reports are spotty, but growing, experts say SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists across the state are advising sorghum producers to stay vigilant for fall armyworm infestations. “This is not a panic situation yet, but a growing number of reports of increasing numbers of fall armyworms from AgriLife Extension entomologists located across […]

Texas crop, weather for July 22, 2014

Hay situation good in east, southeast, iffy in others Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – While some parts of Texas have been lucky when it comes to hay production, others will likely have an expensive go at feeding cattle this winter, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve been blessed […]

Texas crop, weather for July 15, 2014

Sugarcane aphids found early in northeast Texas sorghum fields Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s not too late to control sugarcane aphids on northeast Texas sorghum fields, but it will be very soon, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The aphids just showed up here in northeast Texas the […]

AgriLife Extension sets institutional IPM coordinator training for Aug. 6, 7

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872 or 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct an integrated pest management training for institutional personnel Aug. 6-7 in College Station at the Facility Services Building on the Texas A&M University campus. The meeting site will be Room […]

Summer Agriculture Update Meeting set for July 22 in Haskell

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Jason Westbrook, 940-864-2546, Jason.Westbrook@ag.tamu.edu HASKELL – A Summer Agriculture Update Meeting will be held on July 22 at the Haskell Expo Center, 200 South Ave. B in Haskell. The meeting will be sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Haskell County, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont and Farm Credit […]

AgriLife Extension offers pesticide applicator training in Canyon

Contact: Dr. J. D. Ragland, 806-468-5543, j-ragland@tamu.edu CANYON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Randall County will be conducting a Pesticide Applicator Training from 9-11 a.m. July 31 at the Kuhlman Extension Center, 200 N. Brown Road in Canyon. The training is the first required step for anyone interested in obtaining a […]