Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day set Oct. 12 near Noodle

NOODLE – The Rolling Plains Cotton and Precision Ag Field Day is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Lytle Farm north of the community of Noodle in Jones County.            To reach the farm from U.S. Highway 180, drive 8 miles south on Farm-to-Market Road 126. From Interstate 20 at Merkel, drive north […]

Urban Quail Appreciation Day slated Oct. 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, San Antonio Quail Coalition and Witte Museum will present the first-ever Urban Quail Appreciation Day from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Memorial Auditorium of the Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway St., San Antonio. The program will begin with registration and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed […]

Emergency meetings scheduled following reports of fumonisin in Texas corn

AMARILLO — Meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 27 in Dimmitt and Dumas to address concerns about the presence of high levels of fumonisin in corn now being harvested in the Texas Panhandle, according to Dr. Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Amarillo. The first meeting will be at 9 a.m. at […]

Pecan weevils’ range growing warns AgriLife Extension expert

COLLEGE STATION – Homeowners and pecan orchard operators are urged to watch for pecan weevils that can decimate a crop right up to harvest, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service integrated pest management specialist at College Station.                 “This is not a new pest, but what is new is that it’s being sighted in […]

Range training set for Oct. 4 in Menard

MENARD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering on a range and pesticide training from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Murchison-Whitehead Complex on U.S. Highway 190 West in Menard.                 “This training will offer an excellent opportunity to get abreast of the latest […]

Agricultural leasing workshop set Oct. 19 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The final program in the 2017 series of Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases is scheduled Oct. 19 in San Angelo by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop addresses the legal risks associated with agricultural leases, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 19, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management entomologist, Weslaco, said damages the previous two growing seasons had […]

International beef initiative launched by Texas A&M animal science

COLLEGE STATION – A new international beef initiative is underway by the Texas A&M University department of animal science, emphasizing research and educational activities related to cattle adapted to subtropical and tropical climates. Dr. Cliff Lamb, department head, said two new faculty positions have been created to lead this effort. The initiative includes establishing a […]

Water well owner training set for Sept. 26 in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Sept. 26 in New Braunfels. The training is being offered to area private water well owners in collaboration with the Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership. The training, which is free and open to the public, […]

Centex Beef Symposium Sept. 29 at Swinging B Ranch in Axtell

AXTELL – Live cattle demonstrations, a ranch tour and ribeye steak dinner will be the featured activities at the Centex Beef Cattle Symposium Sept. 29 at the Swinging B Ranch, 1652 Kirkland Hill Road in Axtell. Cost is $25 and RSVP is requested by Sept. 22 by calling 254-757-5180. One general Texas Department of Agriculture […]