Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting Oct. 25 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – Residents interested in the Lampasas River Watershed Protection Plan are invited to the Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting on Oct. 25. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281 in Lampasas. It is hosted by Texas A&M […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 16, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Texas grain producers faced a difficult 2018 as natural and market forces aligned against them, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Drought conditions and high temperatures hurt production as low prices, all-time record yields in the midwestern U.S. and trade uncertainties created a tough market for corn and sorghum growers […]

Asian vegetable trial to determine market, production viability in Texas

OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a year-long trial to test the feasibility and profitability of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. Trials will be held at AgriLife facilities in El Paso, Overton, Uvalde and Weslaco.  The study will include Drs. Genhua Niu, AgriLife Research […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 10, 2018

COLLEGE STATION –  Cattle prices have been rising following widespread rains and improved winter grazing prospects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension livestock marketing economist, College Station, said calf prices have risen in recent weeks due to improving pasture and rangeland conditions and prospects for winter grazing. […]

Dairy conference set for Oct. 31 in Sulphur Springs

SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Northeast Texas Fall Dairy Conference, set for Oct. 31, will provide a variety of topics related to the dairy industry presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be held at the Southwest Dairy Museum, 1200 Houston St. in Sulphur Springs. It begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 2, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Drought and untimely late-summer rains likely will mean a subpar 2018 growing season for many Texas cotton producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.    Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, College Station, said Texas cotton producers dealt with a myriad of challenges in 2018, including cool […]

Festival Strawberry latest Texas Superstar release

COLLEGE STATION – A new strawberry variety – Festival Strawberry – combines prolific production and quality taste as the latest Texas Superstar available for purchase in retail garden centers and nurseries, according to the Texas Superstar Executive Board. The Festival Strawberry variety was named a 2018 Texas Superstar plant by Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas […]

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 […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 18, 2018

OVERTON – Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following rains and cooler weather, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.   The fall armyworm is a common pest of Bermuda grass and many other crops in Texas, Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, AgriLife Extension forage specialist, Overton, said. Given their […]

Equine event set for Oct. 12-13 in Sanger

SANGER – The second annual Red River Equine Summit, a two-day educational event featuring Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists, veterinarians and other experts, will be held Oct. 12-13. The event will be at the Ridin’ For the Brand Cowboy Church, 5926 Farm-to-Market Road 455 in Sanger.  The program on Oct. 12 is 9 a.m. […]