Hammel will help shape Travis County youth as new 4-H youth development agent

Kyle Hammel is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 4-H youth development agent for Travis County. Hammel, who began Oct. 1, will be responsible for the development and oversight of 4-H youth programming and implementation for Travis County. “We are very excited to have Kyle as part of our Travis County team,” said Michael […]

Holland joins AgriLife Extension as agent for Cochran County

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service hired David Holland as the new AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Cochran County. “I’m excited with the hiring of David as the AgriLife Extension agent in Cochran County,” said Michael Clawson, AgriLife Extension district administrator, Lubbock. “His maturity, work ethic and desire to help people will […]

Bugtoberfest slated for Oct. 19 at San Antonio Botanical Garden

EVO Conversion Systems is dedicated to harnessing the power of nature to address issues of global concern, including waste reduction, protein production and environmental conservation,” Cammack said. “Global food and feed production will not meet demand by 2050, and using insects as a food source and a means to convert food waste into protein is […]

Water quality training Nov. 7 in Decatur to focus on Eagle Mountain Lake watershed

A joint event, including a Texas Watershed Steward workshop and Eagle Mountain Watershed stakeholder meeting, will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov.7 in Decatur. The event will be at the Decatur Conference Center, 2010 U.S. Highway 380. It will present information on water quality and watershed management in Texas and in the Eagle Mountain […]

Herbicide-resistant kochia invading Texas High Plains

Texas A&M AgriLife experts call for producer vigilance Kochia, a kind of tumbleweed, has long been associated with the Texas High Plains, but its abundance is starting to alarm Texas A&M AgriLife officials as regional producers are experiencing challenges controlling kochia as herbicide resistance is mounting. Muthu Bagavathiannan, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research weed scientist […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 1, 2019

CENTRAL: The district reported hot temperatures and needed more moisture. Some brush work was done. Cattle were in fair condition. Stock tank and pond levels were decreasing. Pastures were drying out. Trees were showing stress from drought. Cotton harvest yields varied from very good to bad. Corn harvest was complete. Counties reported short to very […]

AgriLife Extension to host Western Anadarko Energy Conference Oct. 8 in Canadian

The second annual Texas A&M AgriLife Western Anadarko Energy Conference will be held Oct. 8 in the Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. 6th St., Canadian. “This event is particularly important due to the difficult markets and declining value of the oil and natural gas resources,” said Andy Holloway, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural […]