Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 5, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Planted cotton acres are expected to be flat or up slightly as the growing season nears, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, College Station, said Texas cotton specialists around the state expect acreage to remain static in most areas. They agree good […]

Texas Superstar Festival Strawberry available for Valentine’s Day

COLLEGE STATION – Strawberry plants are an edible gardening gift that keeps on giving well beyond Valentine’s Day, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, San Antonio, said the new Texas Superstar selection – Festival Strawberry – provides some of the best characteristics on the market.  The […]

Chicken wing consumption Super Bowl Sunday expected to spike production, prices

COLLEGE STATION – The Super Bowl spike related to chicken wing consumption in the U.S. is an annual trend that stresses poultry production and inflates prices, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.  The National Chicken Council reported Americans will consume 1.38 billion of the unofficial game-day menu staple – the chicken wing – […]

Expert: Changes in aquaculture have consumers landing ‘higher value’ fish

COLLEGE STATION – Consumer trends continue to drive an industry change from traditional aquaculture species like catfish to higher value species including redfish and hybrid striped bass, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension aquaculture and fisheries specialist, College Station, said catfish, a longtime staple for Texas fish […]

East Texas Turfgrass Conference set Feb. 7 in Overton

OVERTON – The annual Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be Feb. 7 in Overton. The program is $35, which includes lunch, and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053.  The popular yearly event is geared toward both professional turfgrass managers and […]

Pesticide applicator CEU program Jan. 26 in Hallsville

HALLSVILLE – A continuing education program for pesticide applicators will be held Jan. 26 in Hallsville. The program will be at Gold Hall Community Center, 101 E. Elm St., from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It offers five Texas Agriculture Department continuing education units – three general, one integrated pest management and one laws and […]

Introduction to 4-H Ag Mechanics and Record Book Jan. 19 in Marshall

MARSHALL – A 4-H Record Book and Ag Mechanics training event will be held Jan. 19 in Marshall. The informational event is free and will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Harrison County, 102 W. Houston St. Matt Garrett, AgriLife Extension agent for Harrison County, said […]

New computer model uses decades of data to help producers predict wheat forage success

OVERTON – A new, pioneering forage wheat model could provide a valuable technique to researchers exploring the potential of biomass production for cool-season annual forage grasses, according to model developers. Researchers at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton – Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant physiologist, and Dr. Prem […]

Program Dec. 18 in Jefferson to cover Path to the Plate competition

JEFFERSON – An instructional program for a 4-H Path to the Plate video production contest will be held at the Collins Academy, 500 E. Broadway St. in Jefferson Dec. 18. Path to the Plate is a research-based education program of Texas A&M AgriLife that helps consumers understand how food choices impact their health. The event […]