Growing Good Kids Book Awards winners announced

COLLEGE STATION — Five books were named winners of  2017 Growing Good Kids Book Awards at the National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium in Vancouver, Washington this week. “We are excited to have a record number of award-winning titles this year,” said Randy Seagraves, curriculum director for the International Junior Master Gardener Program, administered by […]

West Texas cotton producers should be on the lookout for bollworms

LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms. “I haven’t come across any significant bollworm activity in the region yet,” said Dr. Suhas Vyavhare of Lubbock. “But blooming cotton coupled with new growth following recent rains in our area makes […]

Watermelon trial provides useful information for Texas producers

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service melon trials at the San Antonio Food Bank not only provided produce for those in need,but also important information for Texas agricultural producers. “We’ve been conducting these trials at the Urban Farm of the San Antonio Food Bank for four years,” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M […]

Winter grazing program set Aug. 24 in Overton

OVERTON – Beef cattle producers hoping to cut costs and maximize winter grazing should attend an Aug. 24 program in Overton focused on reducing winter feeding with stockpiled forages and winter pasture, coordinators said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will be presented by Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, and Dr. […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 23 in Conroe

CONROE–Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 23 in Conroe. The free training is offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. It will be provided from 1-5 p.m. at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Office, […]

Wheatheart Wheat Conference set for Aug. 10 in Perryton

PERRYTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting the 19th annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference Aug. 10 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton. The event is jointly hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Hansford, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Roberts and Ochiltree counties. Registration with coffee and doughnuts begins at 8:30 […]

Hinojosa, Haile, Narayanan, Bevers inducted into ag economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Raul Hinojosa III, Daniel Haile, Christopher Narayanan and Stan Bevers have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The registry recognizes outstanding former students in the department of agricultural economics for meritorious accomplishments in their field. It is the highest […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers. The short course runs from Aug. 7-9. It is the largest beef cattle educational event in the […]

Guadalupe County Master Gardener class open for registration

SEGUIN – Guadalupe County residents interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others are invited to join the upcoming Guadalupe County Master Gardener class, said program coordinators. Classes will be Tuesdays from 12:45-4:45 p.m., starting Aug. 8 and ending Dec. 5. They will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Stakeholder meeting for Mission, Aransas rivers set for Aug. 10 in Refugio

REFUGIO—Anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Mission and Aransas rivers is invited to an Aug. 10 meeting in Refugio. The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the free meeting, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the Refugio County Fairgrounds, 245 Fairgrounds Road. Dr. Allen Berthold, Texas Water Resources Institute research […]