Properly maintained fence lines will be topic of June 4 webinar

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: James Jackson, 254-968-4144, JamesR.Jackson@ag.tamu.edu Pete Flores, 361-362-9201, Pete.Flores@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – “How to Manage Mixed Brush in Fence Lines and Pastures” will be the topic for the June 4 webinar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit. The webinar is a part of the […]

Texas crop, weather for May 27, 2015

Heavy weather pattern may break in the next two weeks Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Both the El Niño pattern and global warming are the usual suspects for a large, high-level low-pressure area and the resulting catastrophic weather, but neither can be blamed, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist. “We’re currently […]

Crockett County Ag Producers Workshop slated for May 21 in Ozona

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Aaron Renfroe, 325-392-2721, arenfroe@ag.tamu.edu OZONA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Crockett County Ag Producers Workshop from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 21 at the Crockett County Convention Center in Ozona. “This will be a very ranch-focused workshop,” said Aaron Renfroe, AgriLife Extension agent in Crockett […]

Texas crop, weather for May 19, 2015

Wet conditions continued to delay hay harvesting throughout much of the state Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Continued heavy rains through the South, Central, Southeast, East and North regions of the state delayed hay harvesting, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The current cool, extremely wet conditions in many areas […]

AgriLife Extension sets Garza County Quail Appreciation Day

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Greg Jones, 806-495-4400, gw-jones@tamu.edu POST – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Quail Appreciation Day beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 28 at the Chimney Creek Ranch, 598 Chimney Creek Road near Post. “The goal of the program is to instill an appreciation and understanding of the […]

School integrated pest management training set for June 11 in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Janet Hurley, 877-747-6872, 972-952-9213, ja-hurley@tamu.edu AMARILLO – A regional one-day “School IPM Program” for integrated pest management coordinators will be held June 11 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 6500 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo. Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist for school integrated […]

Texas crop, weather for May 12, 2015

Rains continued to delay fieldwork, hay harvesting Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Rain continued to push back the drought, but producers in much of the eastern part of the state felt like they were being washed away, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports. In the last seven days, all of […]

Texas crop, weather for May 5, 2015

Cotton farmers face price quandary but will probably plant anyway Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Cotton growers in the Texas High Plains have been facing a quandary: to plant or not to plant, said Dr. John Robinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service cotton economist in College Station. Most Panhandle, South Texas and […]

Prescribed burning workshop slated May 21 in Woodville

Event designed for private landowners and land managers Writer: Robert Burns, 903-312-3199, rd-burns@tamu.edu WOODVILLE – A workshop to train private landowners and land managers how to safely and legally do controlled burning will be held May 21 in Woodville. “Prescribed burning can be a necessary tool to manage successful longleaf pine stands,” said Jacob Spivey, […]

Annual wheat field day set for May 21 at Bushland research facilities

New varieties, food quality and dual-purpose management highlight agenda Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Qingwu Xue, 806-354-5803, QXue@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jourdan Bell, 806-677-5600, jourdan.bell@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Jackie Rudd, 806-677-5600, jcrudd@ag.tamu.edu AMARILLO – Wheat updates on everything from new varieties to food quality to dual-purpose management will be highlighted at the annual Wheat Field Day on […]