Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 20

OVERTON – Commercial and amateur vegetable growers are actively seeding and transplanting as much of the state appears to be clear of the threat of frost, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Growing and planting seasons differ greatly in Texas where the state’s geography and size lends to a wide range of climates […]

Texas A&M scientist is among team to prove royalty among termites

COLLEGE STATION – Termites! Just the insects’ common name can strike fear in the hearts of most any homeowner, but a recently published work could go a long way in quelling some of those fears, said one of the authors.                 Dr. Ed Vargo, Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University, […]

Grain-grading workshops set for May 1, May 2 in Amarillo

AMARILLO – Two grain-grading workshops hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service — one May 1 and one May 2 — will be held in Amarillo. DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management program specialist in Amarillo, said the program, which is repeated both days, is designed for corn, sorghum and wheat […]

Horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs

DALLAS — A Texas A&M AgriLife Research water conservation horticulturist said home and business owners should repair and maintain sprinkler systems to save money and time while reducing wasted water resources. “A lot of water-saving advice focuses on the indoors, but we know more water, especially in warmer months, can be saved by maintaining irrigation […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 25 in Goliad

GOLIAD–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian Stream and Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25 in Goliad for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Mission, Aransas and Lower San Antonio watersheds. The morning session will be at The Fire Pit, 144 N. Courthouse […]

Masabni: Grassroots assistance, cooperation, an AgriLife Extension mission

OVERTON – Jerry Higgs, Flint, and Dale Johnston, Gresham, showed up at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton looking for tomatoes but left with much more. Higgs, a 93-year-old retired nursery owner, and Johnston, an amateur onion grower, were preparing to plant their home gardens and searching for hard-to-find tomato varieties […]