Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management set Jan. 16 in Dallas

  Annual event to focus on eyeworms in Texas quail   Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dale Rollins, 325-653-4576, d-rollins@tamu.edu   DALLAS – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management from 9 a.m.-noon  Jan. 16 in Dallas. The seminar, featuring the topic “On the Trail of […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists brace for possible new ag pest

  Tawny crazy ant has potential for profound effect on production agriculture, experts say Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Dr. Charles Allen, 325-653-4576, ctallen@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Bill Ree, 979-845-6479, w-ree@tamu.edu SAN ANGELO – The tawny crazy ant, a relative newcomer to the U.S., is expanding its range, causing concern among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas crop, weather for Dec. 3, 2014

Cotton harvesting still running late in Texas High Plains, West Central Rolling Plains Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — Cotton was late to mature throughout the state this year, but timely rains and favorable conditions during the fall resulted in a good year for many growers, according to Dr. Gaylon Morgan, Texas A&M […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 25, 2014

Much to be thankful for, but price/drought challenges remain Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “Much of the state got excellent rains over the weekend, […]

Trans-Pecos Big Buck tourney set for Nov. 28-Dec.15

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Lainie Koch, 432-284-0048, jekoch@ag.tamu.edu   VAN HORN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Culberson County and the town of Van Horn will again conduct their popular Trans-Pecos Big Buck Tournament from Nov. 28-Dec.15, said an AgriLife Extension contest official. Lainie Koch, AgriLife Extension agent in […]

AgriLife Research sets rangeland prescribed burn training for February and March

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Ray Hinnant, 979-820-1778, ray.hinnant@gmail.com SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, according to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 18, 2014

Freeze came at just about the right time for South Plains cotton Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – The first hard freeze for the South Plains and Lubbock area came on Nov. 13 -14, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton, according to a Texas […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 11, 2014

Arctic blast unlikely to hurt newly emerged wheat Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – It’s highly unlikely the sub-freezing weather will damage any of the state’s winter wheat crop, even newly emerged plants, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “It would have to get pretty darn cold for it to […]

Texas crop, weather for Nov. 4, 2014

Southwest Texas deer crop expected to be great this year Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Deer hunting in Southwest Texas is expected to be “really terrific” this year thanks to timely rains, according to Dr. Rob Hogan, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist, Uvalde. “Though it hasn’t been a year with a […]

AgriLife Extension targets deer management calendar app in time for deer season

  Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. James Cathey, 979-845-7370, jccathey@tamu.edu   COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has announced a new deer management calendar app on the cusp of this year’s fast-approaching deer season. “The brand new White-tailed Deer Management Calendar is meant to help landowners, hunters and wildlife managers […]