Texas Crop and Weather Report — Nov. 21, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Texas catfish production is down, but that’s not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering the annual catfish harvest and production was expected to be down about […]

Greenhouse, nursery regulatory pesticide applicator compliance workshop Dec. 1 in Overton

OVERTON – A greenhouse and nursery regulatory compliance workshop for pesticide applicators is scheduled for Dec. 1 in Overton. The workshop will be at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop is specifically designed for greenhouse ornamental and nursery growers, […]

Wine-grape growers workshop Dec. 15 in Canton

CANTON – A workshop for prospective wine grape growers is Dec. 15 in Canton. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is focused on educating residents in growing grapes as a hobby and commercially where favorable to their production in Texas.  The workshop will be a full day of research-based education information to prepare attendees […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 14, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Consumers could see lower prices on holiday hams and turkeys this year, said Dr. David Anderson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension economist in College Station. Anderson said wholesale prices on whole turkeys and hams are below the five-year average. Wholesale hams are at 75 cents per pound compared to an 80-cent average over […]

Healthy Texas statewide effort kicks off in East Texas

LUFKIN – A statewide effort to address chronic health problems and improve Texans’ health and quality of life through preventative education of elementary students kicked off recently in East Texas. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Texas, formerly Healthy South Texas, initiative will expand to Angelina, Houston, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby and Trinity counties […]

Pesticide applicator training Dec. 5 in Overton

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Overton. The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $35 per person if preregistered by Dec. 1 and $50 […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Nov. 7, 2017

LUBBOCK – Peanut harvest has started across the state, and harvested acres provided good to great yields for Texas producers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Woodward, AgriLife Extension plant pathologist and statewide peanut specialist, Lubbock, said harvest is underway and progressing rapidly. Initial yield estimates are average to above-average […]

Rouquette awarded 2017 Distinguished Alumni at Texas A&M-Kingsville

OVERTON – Dr. Monte Rouquette Jr., Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage physiologist, was recently named as a 2017 Distinguished Alumni for Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Rouquette, of Fulton, earned his bachelor of science degree in agronomy in 1965, when the university was known as the Texas College of Art and Industries. He earned his master of […]

Weather conditions delayed cool-season forage planting

OVERTON – Warm temperatures and dry conditions have pushed planting of cool-season forage plantings past the normal, prime window for many East Texas producers, according to Texas A&M AgriLife experts. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service forage specialist, Overton, said producers ideally wanted to plant winter pastures between late-September and mid-October. But roller […]