Lower Rolling Plains Ag Conference set in Snyder

SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in seven counties are readying for their annual Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 in the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder. The event features a mix of both crop and livestock information, organizers said. The […]

Hay producers should consider quality over quantity

OVERTON – Producing quality hay takes planning but can be worth the effort, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said producing high quality hay can eliminate the need for protein and energy supplementation for beef cattle during the winter. Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, forage specialist, Overton, […]

Mark calendars now for two sheep, goat educational events set Aug. 18-19 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – It’s not too early to mark your calendar for two days of sheep and goat educational events on Aug. 18-19 in San Angelo. The lead-in event is the annual Sheep and Goat Field Day conducted by and on the grounds of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located at 7887 […]

AgriLife Extension sets third Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference

CRANE – The third annual Sandhills Cattlemen’s Conference has been set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11 at the Crane County Exhibition Building, 900 W. 6th St. in Crane.             The multi-county event conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will include Crane, Ward, Ector, Winkler and Loving counties.               “It’s been […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — March 21

COLLEGE STATION – Early spring conditions may have disrupted bedding plant producer schedules, but milder-than-normal conditions could mean an extended growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Charlie Hall, professor of horticulture, College Station, said early spring conditions for Texas and much of the southeastern U.S. and Central Midwest have […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

Variety screening identifies potatoes with resistance to zebra chip disease

AMARILLO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant pathology team in Amarillo intentionally infected potato plants with psyllids positive with the bacterium that causes zebra chip, a deadly disease plaguing the potato industry for the past 15 years. The outcome is some promising germplasm that will help in the battle against the costly disease, said […]

AgriLife Extension sets annual Brown County Ag Day March 28

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Brown County set their annual Ag Day program for March 28 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 S. in Brownwood. Scott Anderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Brown County, said the program will open with a 5:30 p.m. meal sponsored by the Brown […]