Rolling Plains Summer Field Day set for Aug. 30 in Chillicothe

CHILLICOTHE – The Rolling Plains Summer Field Day, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Vernon, will be Aug. 30. The field day activities will focus on many of the cotton trials at the AgriLife Research Chillicothe Station, 1340 Farm-to-Market Road 392, south of Chillicothe. “It is an important year for […]

West Texas cotton producers should be on the lookout for bollworms

LUBBOCK – A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist is advising West Texas cotton farmers to remain vigilant in their hunt for bollworms. “I haven’t come across any significant bollworm activity in the region yet,” said Dr. Suhas Vyavhare of Lubbock. “But blooming cotton coupled with new growth following recent rains in our area makes […]

Watermelon trial provides useful information for Texas producers

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service melon trials at the San Antonio Food Bank not only provided produce for those in need,but also important information for Texas agricultural producers. “We’ve been conducting these trials at the Urban Farm of the San Antonio Food Bank for four years,” said David Rodriguez, Texas A&M […]

Texas Section Society for Range Management sets Oct. 11-13 annual meeting in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Plans are fast coming together for the Texas Section Society for Range Management annual meeting Oct. 11-13 in San Angelo and organizers urge members and prospective members to mark their calendar for the statewide event. Activities will center around the San Angelo’s McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive with the nearby […]

Water well owner training set for Aug. 23 in Conroe

CONROE–Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 23 in Conroe. The free training is offered to area private water well owners through collaboration with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. It will be provided from 1-5 p.m. at the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District Office, […]

Wheatheart Wheat Conference set for Aug. 10 in Perryton

PERRYTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is hosting the 19th annual Wheatheart Wheat Conference Aug. 10 at the Ochiltree County Expo Center, 402 Expo Drive, Perryton. The event is jointly hosted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Hansford, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Roberts and Ochiltree counties. Registration with coffee and doughnuts begins at 8:30 […]

Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session to focus on export markets

COLLEGE STATION – The 2017 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course general session on Aug. 7 will feature discussions on export markets and a general beef cattle market outlook for the remainder of the year, according to organizers. The short course runs from Aug. 7-9. It is the largest beef cattle educational event in the […]

Ground-penetrating radar could help producers dig potatoes early

COLLEGE STATION – Ground-penetrating radar might help the potato industry save water, according to Dr. Dirk Hays, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant geneticist in the soil and crop sciences department at College Station. Hays’ latest project utilizes ground-penetrating radar to select early maturing potato cultivars, which can help producers make harvest decisions and increase water-use […]

Master Marketer Program to be presented Sept. 18-Oct. 31 in Castroville

CASTROVILLE — The Master Marketer Program will be held in two-week intervals from Sept. 18-Oct. 31 at the Medina County Justice of Peace Court Precinct 2, 8366 Farm-to-Market Road 471 S. in Castroville. “This national, award-winning program is for agricultural producers and agribusiness leaders seeking to develop the skills and learn the tools to manage […]