Forest management workshop in Hallsville May 10

HALLSVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M Forest Service will provide a forestry workshop for landowners May 10 in Hallsville. The workshop is free and will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St. Lunch will be provided. RSVP by May 3 at […]

AgriLife Research study shows poultry gut health improved under fewer light hours

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists found that poultry producers can increase flock health and reduce dependence on antibiotics simply by turning out the lights. Fewer antibiotics may be necessary in commercial poultry operations according to a research study by AgriLife Research scientists Dr. Anne-Sophie Charlotte Hieke, microbiologist, and Dr. Giri Athrey, avian […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 16, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see a seasonal spike in egg prices as demand increases for baking and dying associated with the Easter holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Craig Coufal, AgriLife Extension poultry specialist, College Station, said other factors such as feed prices and flock numbers remain stable. Any […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – April 2, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Texas fruit crops appear set for a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said crops like peaches, figs, pears, and strawberries took hits from sub-freezing temperatures two weeks ago, but overall, fruit varieties are showing good fruit sets as […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 19, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Prices for most cull cows recently hit their lowest point since 2009, even as Texas’ beef cattle numbers continue to increase slowly, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said Texas producers are adding cattle to their operations, and most classes of […]

Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields

OVERTON – Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Grafting is the process of joining two plant varieties – the top portion, or scion, with a bottom portion, or rootstock – to […]

New professor has big plans for dairy sciences at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Sushil Paudyal, assistant professor of dairy science in Texas A&M University’s department of animal science, plans to reinvigorate the dairy program in College Station. Paudyal hopes to engage students, producers, the U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium and industry groups like the Texas Association of Dairymen in the 90 percent teaching, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – March 12, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Despite soggy conditions delaying crop plantings in large swaths of the state, many areas are still contending with dry to drought conditions, according to the Texas state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said a weak El Niño pattern, which typically brings rain to much of the Southern states, delivered above-normal amounts of rain […]