Water use, drought-tolerant hybrids still key to dryland crop production

AMARILLO – Risk management is the name of the game when it comes to growing dryland sorghum and corn, which both offer cropping alternatives “when and if” conditions are right, according to recent Texas A&M AgriLife studies. Side-by-side dryland grain sorghum and dryland corn studies were planted this past season at the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Organic grain, soybean study establishes early production recommendations

COLLEGE STATION – After one year of studying organic grain and soybean cropping systems, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists say they know more about what not to do moving forward. Three Texas A&M researchers are using a $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to study organic grain and soybean cropping […]

Updated Arroyo Colorado watershed protection plan accepted by EPA

WESLACO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted the Update to the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan developed by the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The update met the agency’s national guidelines for watershed-based plans, outlining a strategy to improve the watershed’s two water […]

Angora goat test to begin Dec. 6 with delivery of animals to AgriLife Research station at Sonora

SONORA – The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 6 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “This testing program is meant to identify […]

AgriLife to offer wool and mohair workshops in January at San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice and professional in the sheep industry. Wool and Mohair 101 will be a one-day workshop on the basics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. […]

Young students learn practical applications of science at AgriLife center in Uvalde

UVALDE – About 40 students from Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde recently got a firsthand look at how scientific knowledge is applied at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to benefit agricultural producers, consumers and the environment. “Educational outreach is an important part of our center’s mission,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar,  director […]

Texas A&M scientists synthesize historical tick models to help curb the pest globally

COLLEGE STATION – The battle against fever ticks rages on, and a group of Texas A&M University and French National Institute for Agricultural Research scientists are doing their best to determine where the fray will head by synthesizing historical models for use in curbing the pest globally.                Texas A&M’s departments of wildlife and fisheries sciences […]

New office aims to strengthen relationships with U.S. livestock and poultry industries

COLLEGE STATION -The World Organisation for Animal Health, also known as OIE, officially opened the  U.S.-based liaison office in College Station Nov. 6 during a ceremony at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center. “Our modern agricultural economy is highly dependent upon two things: freedom from disease and trade,” said Dr. Melissa Berquist, director of the Institute […]