Oyster aquaculture focus of March 30 program at South Padre Shell Club

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Oyster aquaculture could offer enhanced oyster production as well as provide environmental benefits, but there has been some public concern over its implementation on the Texas Gulf Coast, according to a Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. The pros and cons of oyster aquaculture will be addressed […]

Fisher County Cotton Workshop set April 9 in Roby

ROBY —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Fisher County Cotton Workshop will be held April 9 at Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 107 N. College St., Roby. The preregistration deadline is April 5, and the cost is $10. RSVP by email or phone to Nick.Dickson@ag.tamu.edu  or 325-776-3259. Registration is at 8 a.m., and the workshop […]

Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

KERRVILLE – The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference has been scheduled for April 25-26 in Kerrville. The conference is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Kerr and Gillespie counties. This year’s event will be held at the Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center,  2033 Sidney Baker St. “Along with the […]

Water quality training April 25 will focus on Cypress Creek

HOUSTON – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop related to water quality in Cypress Creek will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 25. The workshop will be at the Prairie View A&M Northwest Educational Building, 9449 Grant Road in Houston. It is presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and  Texas State Soil and Water […]

AgriLife Extension’s Brown County Ag Day set April 9 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD — The annual Brown County Ag Day program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for April 9 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 US Highway 377 South, Brownwood. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program starts at 6 p.m. with a meal courtesy of the Brown County Farm Bureau. […]

New publication examines consequences of groundwater depletion to agriculture

COLLEGE STATION — A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology, or CAST, paper examines the causes and consequences of groundwater depletion throughout the U.S. with a focus on how this will affect agriculture — the largest sector of groundwater use. The paper, “Aquifer Depletion and Potential Impacts on Long-term Irrigated Agricultural Productivity,” was co-authored […]

Coffee class offered in College Station to learn more about morning cup of joe

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Center for Coffee Research will be hosting a two-day coffee class April 5-6 to teach participants coffee skills and the economic importance of coffee. The program will begin at 9 a.m. with three sessions each day in the Horticulture/Forest Science Building, or HFSB, Room […]

Fortified ‘high tunnel’ growing structures withstand ‘bomb cyclone’ winds

AMARILLO – Lessons learned in construction of protected agriculture systems, or high tunnels, kept Texas A&M AgriLife Research tunnels near Amarillo securely in place during the recent “bomb cyclone” that reached recorded wind gusts of 80-90 mph. Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist in Amarillo, has spent the past four years building high tunnels […]

Trade uncertainty, low commodity prices weigh on outlook for Texas farmers

AUSTIN – It’s not as dire as the farm crisis seen in the 1980s, but ongoing trade uncertainty coupled with low commodity prices and rising interest rates has created challenging times for agricultural producers across the U.S. and Texas, according to experts. A room full of who’s who in Texas agriculture, including farmers and those […]