Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 14, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Ongoing negotiations regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement and a looming trade war with China have spurred great uncertainty among Texas agriculture producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. China has set 25 percent tariffs on billions of dollars in U.S. goods, including commodities such as cotton, sorghum, […]

Ag Law in the Field program set for Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES – An Ag Law in the Field program, which will cover lease agreements, estate planning and fence laws, will be held Sept. 17 in Nacogdoches. The program is free and open to the public. It begins with registration and meal at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Expo […]

2018 Texas A&M Beef Tour Sept. 12-14 to give attendees access to top ranches, facilities

LONGVIEW – A three-day educational tour of working cattle operations and Texas A&M AgriLife facilities across East and Central Texas is set for Sept. 12-14. The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Beef Tour will provide attendees behind-the-scenes insights to some of the most successful beef cattle ranches in the state as well as scientific facilities […]

Christmas tree growers to gather in Tyler Aug. 24-26

TYLER – The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Smith County are co-sponsoring a workshop on Christmas tree production Aug. 24 in Tyler. The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association 40th annual conference will follow on Aug. 25-26.  The workshop is $45, and advance registration is encouraged. It […]

East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference Aug. 15 in Overton

OVERTON — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference on Aug. 15 in Overton will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from Asian vegetables to figs and fertilizers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Aug. 7, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Wine grape growers around the state experienced challenging conditions, but the 2018 season was expected to produce high-quality fruit, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said harvests are far from complete but the 2018 growing season threw wine grape growers several curveballs […]

New Texas A&M vice chancellor continues statewide tour of AgriLife facilities

OVERTON – Texas A&M’s new vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences Dr. Patrick Stover continued his statewide tour at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton recently for an onsite look at operations and visits with staff and regional stakeholders. Stover, also acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 31, 2018

AMARILLO – Infestations of damaging pests are increasing on corn, sorghum and cotton crops in the South Plains and Panhandle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Producers are monitoring crops, but Dr. Ed Bynum, AgriLife Extension entomologist, Amarillo, said they should remain vigilant in scouting and be prepared to act with pesticide […]

Winter pasture, stockpiled forage workshop to cover options amid drought

OVERTON – Beef cattle producers can learn about different winter pasture and stockpiled forage options to help reduce winter feeding during a workshop hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Aug. 24 in Overton. The event will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053.  Sign-in begins at […]