Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 25, 2019

WESLACO – Texas citrus growers had a difficult 2018-2019 growing season, with production down more than 20 percent, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Weslaco, said harvest just wrapped up and that a lack of rain, smaller fruit and lower consumer demand made the season one […]

Lampasas River Watershed Partnership meeting set for July 25 in Lampasas

LAMPASAS – The Lampasas River Watershed Partnership welcomes the public to participate in a stakeholder meeting July 25 in Lampasas. The meeting will be hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 U.S. Highway 281. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting will start at 6 p.m. Partnership […]

Winter feeding program for beef cattle producers in Overton Aug. 16

OVERTON – A program on the reduction of winter feeding by stockpiling warm-season forage and/or planting cool-season pastures is scheduled for Aug. 16 in Overton. The event is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. The cost is $60 per person if […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 18, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas watermelon crop was delayed by spring weather, but plenty should be available for the Fourth of July holiday, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the state’s melon crops were showing good fruit sets and are progressing well after a […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 11, 2019

AMARILLO – While rainfall is important for crop production, the amounts falling across the High Plains have negatively impacted row crops and agricultural operations, with potential effects extending into the summer growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jourdan Bell, AgriLife Extension agronomist in Amarillo, said a significant amount of […]

Annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day set for June 25

EAGLE LAKE – The 45th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. June 25 at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the […]

Texas A&M scientist’s genetic survey to inform endangered golden-cheeked warbler decision

COLLEGE STATION – A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist’s two-year genetic survey of a Texas songbird – the golden-cheeked warbler – could determine its status on a federal endangered species list. Dr. Giri Athrey, AgriLife Research avian geneticist, College Station, worked on the previous golden-cheeked warbler study in 2006-2009 and is conducting the survey which […]

New gene segment discovery has potential against cancer, autoimmune disorders

COLLEGE STATION – A small segment of a human gene STING, stimulator of interferon genes, could hold the key to treating autoimmune diseases and cancer, according to a study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists. Dr. Pingwei Li, AgriLife Research biochemist and structural biologist, College Station; post doctorates Drs. Baoyu Zhao, and Fenglei Du and […]