Newly discovered mussels may help refocus conservation efforts in Texas

DALLAS – A team of researchers recently discovered two new freshwater mussel species in Texas, which will likely impact current conservation efforts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “The discovery of the new mussel species Lampsilis bergmanni, Guadalupe Fatmucket, came out of a larger effort to better understand species’ […]

Far West Texas forage workshops with CEUs slated Aug. 22-23

LUBBOCK – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering a series of five forage workshops in far West Texas Aug. 22-23.  The cost is $20 per meeting, and three Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be available – one in laws and regulations, one in integrated pest management and one general. Dr. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 13, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Texas pecan growers could expect another subpar year despite good moisture early in the 2019 season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said yield estimates were low, 30 million to 36 million pounds, for Texas this season. Texas pecan trees typically […]

Small grains meeting set Aug. 28 in Muleshoe

MULESHOE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding a small grains meeting Aug. 28 at Bailey County Electric Cooperative, 610 E. American Blvd., Muleshoe. The event will begin at noon with registration; cost is $10. A pizza lunch will be served. There will be two general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education […]

Anthrax a growing concern as Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory confirms 20th case

SAN ANGELO — Anthrax continues to be a growing concern in Texas, especially through the “anthrax triangle” region, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.  The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, TVMDL, has now confirmed 20 positive cases of anthrax in animals, the Texas Animal Health Commission announced in their fifth situational […]

Horse fly population higher than normal, hard to control

COLLEGE STATION – High populations of horse flies, a stubborn and difficult biting fly to control, have caused problems for Texas livestock producers this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Sonja Swiger, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Stephenville, said reports of horse fly infestations are higher than she’s ever experienced during her 11-year […]

Aquaponics, aquaculture event Aug. 22 in Garland

GARLAND – A comprehensive aquaponics and aquaculture systems program will be held Aug. 22 in Garland. The program will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. and end with a question-and-answer session at 4 p.m. inside the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service satellite office at 715 Rowlett Road. Cost is $80 per person. Lunch is not […]