Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 25

COLLEGE STATION – Texas crawfish producers are expected to have a good year as demand continues to increase in larger markets, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist in College Station, said early reports from crawfish producers in southeast Texas indicate it will be an average to […]

Overton: Test plots and online database offer winter pasture information to producers

OVERTON – Annual ryegrass and small-grain test plots and online historical trial results provide solid winter pasture information for East Texas producers, said a Texas A&M researcher. Annual ryegrass cultivars and small grain cultivars are evaluated each year at Overton for cold tolerance, disease incidence and seasonal forage yield, said Dr. Gerald Smith, Texas A&M […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 18

COLLEGE STATION –  Most of the state’s calf crop is on the ground and looking good amid spring conditions, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle and livestock specialists. Most regions were helped by decent to good rains and warmer-than-usual winter and early spring temperatures, specialists said. Most cattle body condition scores around the […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Balsamic Blooms

COLLEGE STATION – Basil is a popular backyard herb, and the newest Texas Superstar – Balsamic Blooms basil – represents an exceptional edible plant with ornamental qualities that make it a great addition to any garden, according to horticultural experts. Balsamic Blooms is a versatile basil from new breeding lines, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 11

FREDERICKSBURG – Warm winter weather could mean too few chill hours for much of the state’s fruit production areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Fruit trees, such as peaches and apples, depend on cool weather in the winter to promote proper physiological growth in the spring, said Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, […]

Wild pig management workshop set for April 26 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct a Wild Pig Management workshop for area landowners and the public April 26 in Lampasas. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 S. U.S. Highway 281. It is is a joint effort among Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 4

SAN ANGELO – Above-average temperatures throughout late winter and early spring have Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts around the state experiencing and expecting earlier-than-usual emergence of insects, said Dr. Charles Allen, AgriLife Extension entomologist and integrated pest management coordinator, San Angelo. Allen said producers should be prepared not only for earlier-than-normal pest emergence but […]

Produce safety course set for April 28 in Overton

OVERTON – A produce safety course will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053 N. in Overton on April 28. The course will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for individuals, couples from the same household or co-workers from the […]

Learn to burn at prescribed fire workshop April 21 in Canton

CANTON – A workshop focused on prescribed burning will be April 21 in Canton. The event, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Van Zandt County Farm Bureau, 281 E. Texas Highway 243. Cost […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Victoria Red grapes

COLLEGE STATION – Texas grape growers face various obstacles, including disease, but an established variety has been recognized for its resilience, vigor and productivity as both an ornamental and edible plant – the Victoria Red grape. Victoria Red grapes have been named a 2017 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M […]