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 […]

West Plains Crops Conference set Jan. 11 in Levelland

LEVELLAND – The West Plains Crops Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties, will be held Jan. 11 in the Sundown Room, 1401 S. College Ave., South Plains College, Levelland. “This year we have a program packed with experts on cotton and other crops in this […]

Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic Jan. 3 in Cameron

CAMERON –  The Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic, one of the longest-running programs offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled for Jan. 3 at the Milam County Youth Building, 301 S. Houston St. in Cameron. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. RSVP is requested by Dec. 31 by calling the AgriLife Extension office […]

New chemistries tested for weed control in corn

AMARILLO – While producers may find newer corn herbicides on the market, it is important to look herbicide performance under regional environmental conditions before making any large purchases, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. There are many good herbicides on the market, but producers often find that some herbicides perform poorly under stressful […]

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 […]

AgriLife scientists: Sugarcane genome sequencing a big first step toward better varieties

DALLAS — Sequencing the especially complex genome of sugarcane is one of the significant achievements of agricultural science in 2018, appearing as the cover story of the international science journal Nature Genetics in November. The accomplishment is a step toward molecular interventions that could one day allow sugarcane crop improvements to take place over shorter […]

Wild pig control program in Atlanta Jan. 10

ATLANTA – A wild pig management program will be held Jan. 10 at the Cass County Expo Center, U.S. Highway N. in Atlanta. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program begins at 6 p.m. and features Ken Hale, owner of Boatcycle, Henderson. He will discuss methods of trapping wild pigs, including new technologies that have […]

Lashmet’s ‘Ag Law in the Field’ podcast earns ABA top 100 web resources ranking

AMARILLO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agricultural law specialist Tiffany Dowell Lashmet’s “Ag Law in the Field” has been named one of the best law podcasts by the American Bar Association magazine. “You have earned a spot in the ABA Journal’s Web 100, our annual list of the best legal blogs, podcasts, Twitter accounts […]

Childress to host Red River Crops Conference Jan. 23-24

CHILDRESS – The sixth annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 23-24 in the Childress Event Center, 1100 NW 7th St. in Childress. The goal of the conference is to provide agricultural producers with relevant management information […]