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New Texas A&M Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building grand opening celebrated at College Station

COLLEGE STATION – Sept. 15 marked the grand opening of the new Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecological Sciences Building at 534 John Kimbrough Blvd. on the Texas A&M University West Campus. Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M, College Station, said the $32.5 million building is the fourth […]

Runnels County Cotton Field Day set Sept. 27

WINTERS – Timely information and an up-close look at a promising cotton crop are on the agenda for the Runnels County Annual Cotton Field Day set for Sept. 27, said a program coordinator. Joel Webb, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties, said the annual event will […]

Periodic charts bring new meaning to Texas A&M wildlife researcher, others

COLLEGE STATION – To many of us, the mere mention of a “periodic table” conjures up pop quizzes, dread and the queasiness associated with past ninth grade chemistry classes dealing with the famous element chart, but to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and his colleagues, the term has taken on a whole new meaning.                 […]

Improper mosquito control on livestock can do more harm than good, expert warns

STEPHENVILLE — In an effort to save their livestock from the torment caused by the plague of mosquitoes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some producers are making the mistake of misusing chemicals to control the pests, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “The results can be potentially disastrous,” said Dr. Sonja Swiger, […]

Hurricane Harvey expected to deliver one-two mosquito punch

SAN ANGELO – Among the inevitable fallout stemming from the ocean of water dumped on South Texas by Hurricane Harvey will be a hoard of bloodsucking mosquitoes, but  state-level entomologists predict the first onslaught won’t be the disease vectors many fear. “For the past several years we’ve been educating people about disease-transmitting mosquitoes, but we […]

AgriLife sets annual ram test start for Sept. 11

SAN ANGELO – Sept. 11 will mark the start of the 2017-2018 annual Ram Performance Test conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife. The testing calendar will start with the Sept. 11 delivery of the Rambouillet rams to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Dr. Reid Redden, […]

AgriLife Extension sets Callahan County Ag Field Day for Sept. 19 at Baird

BAIRD – Pasture management will highlight the Callahan County Ag Field Day set for Sept. 19 near Baird. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program will start with registration at 8:30 a.m. on the Wayne Yates ranch south of Baird off U.S. Highway 283 and County Road 248. Directional signs will be posted. The program […]

AgriLife Extension sets beef, range workshop Sept. 12 in Roby

ROBY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Fisher County Beef and Range Workshop Sept. 12 in the Roby High School cafeteria, 141 S. College St., Roby. Nick Dickson, AgriLife Extension agent in Fisher County, said the workshop will open with a meal at 5:45 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30-9 […]

Justin Klinksiek assumes agriculture, natural resources post Sept. 1

BRADY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has named Justin Klinksiek to the agriculture and natural resources post in McCulloch County effective Sept. 1. The announcement was made by Danny Neal, McCulloch County Judge, and Marty Gibbs, AgriLife Extension administrator at San Angelo. “We’re pleased to have Justin accept this key appointment in the […]