Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 25, 2018

THRALL – Drought conditions throughout much of the state this summer likely will mean lower wildlife numbers this hunting season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension statewide wildlife specialist, Thrall, said deer, quail and turkey numbers would likely be affected. Fewer forbs and reduced nutritional value in browse […]

Institute to host agricultural best management training Oct. 10 in Riesel

RIESEL — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training on Oct 10. in Riesel for watershed coordinators and water professionals. The training is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Riesel Lion’s Club, 1270 E. Frederick St. Nathan Glavy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program takes shape in Houston schools

HOUSTON – Houston Independent School District elementary students are learning how to plant, tend and harvest nutritious vegetables thanks to the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! program offered by the Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service Junior Master Gardener Program. Over the summer, teachers from HISD elementary schools received training on how implement the curriculum and […]

AgriLife Extension hires plant pathologist to serve Amarillo region

AMARILLO – Dr. Ken Obasa has been hired as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathology specialist in Amarillo and assistant professor in the Texas A&M University department of plant pathology and microbiology. Obasa brings to his new position previous work with plant pathogens and experience with multiple crop species of cowpea, corn, rice, […]

Not just animal feed: Sorghum packs nutritious punch for people

AMARILLO – “How many of y’all eat sorghum?” That’s the first question Lizabeth Gresham, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and community health agent in Potter County, asked a group of producers and seed representatives at a recent sorghum field day west of Amarillo. Gresham spoke at the field day to share the message of […]

Farm Tour, agriculture program slated Oct. 19-20 in San Angelo area

SAN ANGELO – The Texas AgrAbility Program and Battleground to Breaking Ground Project of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a farm tour and agricultural business workshop Oct. 19-20 in the San Angelo area for veterans, individuals with disabilities, and beginning farmers and ranchers. “The tour and workshop are both free and open […]

AgriLife Extension entomologists: Fire ants, mosquitoes to be more prevalent after rains

COLLEGE STATION – With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, the […]