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AgriLife Extension sets Levelland cotton scout school June 1

LEVELLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free cotton bug scouting school June 1 in the Oil Room located on the South Plains College campus, 1401 S. College Ave. in Levelland. The day will open with registration at 8 a.m. followed by the program from 8:30 a.m.-noon. Organizers said the curriculum […]

AgriLife livestock guardian dog study numbers are in

SAN ANGELO – The numbers are in from a yearlong experiment pitting 18 inexperienced young livestock guardian dogs and their neophyte dog-handling owners against a hoard of native sheep and goat predators ranging over thousands of West Texas acres.             “Predation is and always has been one of the most significant problems in the sheep […]

80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set June 13-15 in Sonora

SONORA – The 80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set for June 13-15 in the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Street in Sonora, has some changes in store, an official said. The event coincides with the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging, 17th FFA Wool Judging contests and other ranch-related youth judging competitions. […]

Registration open for Statewide Quail Symposium Aug. 16-18 in Abilene

ABILENE – The Statewide Quail Symposium is set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene and registration is now open, organizers said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service symposium will be at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont Dr. “This major event gathers experts in quail management, research and conservation together to address topical questions being asked […]

Lubbock AgriLife Research soil scientist seeks optimum soil fertility solutions

LUBBOCK – Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains. When it comes to applying fertilizer, Lewis, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock, is seeking to optimize its positive aspects while easing the sometimes negative effects on farmers’ wallets and the environment. […]

South Plains bug scout school set May 25 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The South Plains Scout School conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be May 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Lubbock, said registration is at 8 a.m. followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. […]

New sugarcane aphid early warning system debuts

DALLAS – A minuscule pest few Texas farmers had ever heard of three years ago has quickly gained notoriety as the most important insect pest of grain and forage sorghum in Texas, said an expert entomologist.                The pest is the sugarcane aphid, and it’s already been found infesting sorghum in the lower Rio Grande Valley […]

Ranchers Roundup-Managing Range and Livestock Pests slated for May 24 in Sonora

SONORA — Ranchers Roundup-Managing Range and Livestock Pests will be conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service May 24 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett St. in Sonora. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will follow from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent in Sutton County, said the […]