Attoyac Bayou Stakeholder meeting set July 13 in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will meet July 13 to discuss Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan implementation opportunities with stakeholders. The free meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Conference Facility, 2302 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. It is hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M […]

AgriLife Extension announces new 2017 crop hail-out and replant guide

LUBBOCK – The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author.   Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock, said Texas farmers in the Lubbock and South Plains region regularly face the risk of hailed-out crops this time of year.  When […]

Water quality training July 11 in Angleton

ANGLETON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to Bastrop Bayou and the San Bernard River watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. July 11 at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds EEA Building, 901 S. Downing Road, Angleton. The workshop is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas State […]

AgriLife Extension’s Schleicher County 4-H team takes national wool judging title

SONORA – The Schleicher County 4-H senior wool judging team won the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently with a combined score of 1,809 points. The contest and its sister competition, the 17th annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 80th annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 13-15. Winning Schleicher County […]

High, low input farming discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

THRALL – Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest in production agriculture at the Stiles Farm, which serves as a teaching platform […]

Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at Wehe Farms, 559 County Road 406. “We have had sufficient rain […]

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 9 at various locations. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 20

COLLEGE STATION – Pest problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for pests, said […]

Junior Master Gardener Camp to be at two BiblioTech locations in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Junior Master Gardener Camps June 23 and July 7 at BiblioTech Library sites in San Antonio. The camps are free and designed for children 7-11 years old, said Ruby Zavala, AgriLife Extension youth gardening programs coordinator, Bexar County. The first camp will be June […]

Students continue education at summer STEM Camp in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – While other young people were involved in more typical summer vacation pursuits, some students continued their education at the recent STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — summer camp in San Antonio. More than 50 students from third to 10th grade participated in the free four-day camp held at St. John […]