Sheep shearing, wool and mohair schools set for Jan. 12-14 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host multiple comprehensive wool education schools at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. The Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing School and the Wool and Mohair Schools are scheduled for Jan. 12-14. The shearing school continues to […]

Texas A&M poultry judging team wins 16th national title in 10 years

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University’s collegiate poultry judging team won first place at the 53rd National Collegiate Poultry Judging Contest at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville Nov. 6.  Dr. Craig Coufal, team coach and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialist, College Station, said the team placed first in egg judging and second […]

AgriLife Extension provides information on biopesticides

AMARILLO – Producers may have additional biological pesticides to add to their arsenal of control methods for pests such as corn earworm and cotton bollworm, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist in Amarillo. A producer’s pesticide options may be limited by product cost, effective classes, pest resistance, and the impact of a pesticide […]

Water quality training Dec. 11 in Jonesboro to focus on Leon River

JONESBORO – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Leon River will be held from 1-5 p.m. Dec.11 at the Jonesboro Community Center, 11625 Texas  Highway 36 in Jonesboro. It is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. The workshop is presented by the Texas […]

Wheat rust showing up in High Plains, but treatment not recommended

AMARILLO – Recent and abundant rains in some areas have producers concerned about leaf rust that is appearing in High Plains wheat fields, but a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said treatment is not recommended at this time. “The weather conditions this year, particularly the late and significant precipitation we’ve received in different parts […]

Pesticide applicator training in Overton Nov. 29

OVERTON – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service pesticide applicator training program is scheduled for Nov. 29 in Overton. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $35 for attendees who preregister and pay by […]

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension honors long-time donors, supporters of Texas 4-H

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is honoring long-time donors and supporters of the Texas 4-H program by renaming one of its buildings in their honor. The agency’s South Campus building at Texas A&M University, College Station,will be named the Richard and Patsy Wallrath Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Building. Richard Wallrath […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 6, 2018

UVALDE – An above-average production year for pecan growers could take a hit due to continued wet weather that has delayed harvests and hurt quality, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the Texas pecan crop looked to be above average, but producers are facing […]

Viticulture diseases, pest management workshop set Dec. 12 in Anderson

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand View Vineyard, 10365 Country Spring Road, in Anderson. Bill Thomas, owner of Grand View Vineyard, is hosting the event. The program will offer five Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicator continuing […]