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 […]

Master Marketer Program to be presented Sept. 18-Oct. 31 in Castroville

CASTROVILLE — The Master Marketer Program will be held in two-week intervals from Sept. 18-Oct. 31 at the Medina County Justice of Peace Court Precinct 2, 8366 Farm-to-Market Road 471 S. in Castroville. “This national, award-winning program is for agricultural producers and agribusiness leaders seeking to develop the skills and learn the tools to manage […]

Chiggers, fleas more noticeable in summer

CENTRAL TEXAS – As people become more active in summer, so do a few familiar pests that keep Texans itching – and scratching — for relief, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. “This time of year there’s usually a significant increase in chigger and flea activity,” said Wizzie Brown, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Travis County. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — July 18

OVERTON – Forage producers should be on the watch for and ready to act against two pests known for decimating hay fields – fall armyworms and Bermudagrass stem maggots, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said she has been receiving calls and reports regarding fall […]

Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas […]

Spray drift damage: What landowners need to know

AMARILLO – With summer crop production in full swing, pesticide spray drift can cause damage to neighboring property owners, but they aren’t without recourse, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “‘Tis the season for application of pesticides to increase throughout Texas,” said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. “It is […]

Beekeeping workshops offered July 24-26 in Perryton

PERRYTON – Three days of beekeeping information will be offered July 24-26 at workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree County. “With a growing number of people interested in becoming beekeepers at a small, hobby level, we wanted to offer this series of introductory beekeeping workshops,” said Scott Strawn, AgriLife Extension […]

Stocker cattle, wheat conference set for Aug. 1 in Lawton

LAWTON, Oklahoma – With low wheat prices, stocker cattle options for farmers and ranchers take on more importance in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southwestern Oklahoma, said Dr. Emi Kimura, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Vernon. Kimura said producers can hear from experts on best management practices during the upcoming Cattle […]