Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 22, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a rollercoaster ride of a growing season as weather conditions and domestic and export markets remain uncertain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said a price rally on corn this spring has brought prices […]

AgriLife Extension Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! teacher training June 28 in Hallsville

HALLSVILLE – A Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! teacher training event will be held June 28 in Hallsville.  The Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! initiative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its Junior Master Gardener program provides students with important life lessons in health and wellness through gardening, nutrition education and exercise. The […]

Brittni Littlejohn receives 2018 Sorensen Achievement Award

OVERTON – Brittni Littlejohn, a Texas A&M University department of animal science graduate research assistant at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, is recipient of the 2018 A. M. “Tony” Sorensen Jr. Achievement Award. The award recognizes the most outstanding graduating doctoral student of physiology of reproduction within Texas A&M’s animal sciences […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 15, 2018

SAN ANGELO – The demand for sheep and goats continues to be strong in a growing market for meat, wool and mohair, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   The demand for quality Texas sheep wool is high, which means producing a fleece is no longer a break-even enterprise for producers, said […]

Path to Plate program June 5 in Kennard

KENNARD –  A Path to the Plate – Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service from 5:30-8 p.m. June 5 at Larry Bruce Gardens, 3198 County Road 4600 in Kennard. “Path to the Plate offers a unique opportunity for consumers to learn about Texas agriculture production and […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Grow tomatoes all season long

OVERTON – Timing and variety choice can help tomato aficionados avoid production gaps during the dog days of summer, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas gardeners typically plant tomatoes twice – in the spring and late-summer – with a break during extremely hot periods of July and August, during which production […]

Viticulture Short Course set for June 4-5 in Bryan

BRYAN – A two-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service advanced viticulture short course is scheduled June 4-5 in Bryan. The course is $150 per person, which includes catered lunches, beverages and a dinner. It will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3081 E. University Drive.  Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, Denton, said established […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 8, 2018

LUBBOCK – Oilseed crops like sunflowers and canola are experiencing lower prices, but it appears overall interest in alternative crops remains steady, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Calvin Trostle, AgriLife Extension agronomist, Lubbock, said alternative crop options such as sunflowers, sesame, canola and guar remain minor crops, but their viability due […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 1, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – State Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said the current weather situation around the state reflects a lack of rain hindering some areas and lower-than-normal temperatures hindering others. The Panhandle, gripped in drought-like conditions, has received more rain in the last few weeks than in the previous six months, he said. But more […]

AgriLife Research to study prenatal stress impacts in cattle

OVERTON – A $382,800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics related to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Ron Randel, AgriLife Research physiologist, said the three-year grant will finance research focused on […]