Range and Pasture Workshop set Dec. 11 in Sonora

SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the dual-county Range and Pasture Workshop Dec. 11 at the Sutton County Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Ave. in Sonora. The workshop, conducted by the AgriLife Extension offices in Sutton and Edwards counties, will open with registration at 8:30 a.m. with the program to follow […]

Annual bird migration poses threat to Texas poultry farmers

COLLEGE STATION – Migration season represents a cause for concern among Texas poultry farmers, said Dr. Craig Coufal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service poultry specialist, College Station. Coufal said the threat of avian influenza is heightened due to annual migrations by wild bird species, particularly waterfowl.  “It’s that time of year,” he said. “You’ve got […]

Winemaking certificate students uncork first bottles

COLLEGE STATION — The first students who will earn certificates in winemaking, or enology, from Texas A&M University, College Station, have uncorked their first bottles. The enology class began working with wine in September as the university launched the certificate program, said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enology specialist in College Station. […]

Water use, drought-tolerant hybrids still key to dryland crop production

AMARILLO – Risk management is the name of the game when it comes to growing dryland sorghum and corn, which both offer cropping alternatives “when and if” conditions are right, according to recent Texas A&M AgriLife studies. Side-by-side dryland grain sorghum and dryland corn studies were planted this past season at the Texas A&M AgriLife […]

New cookbook a tool in statewide preventative health initiative

DALLAS — A new cookbook by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Dinner Tonight program offers more than 100 healthy recipes as the agency launches Healthy Texas, its statewide public outreach initiative on chronic disease prevention. Recipe categories in the cookbook, titled Essentials, include starters, five ingredients or less, salads, one pot-one pan, simple side […]

Organic grain, soybean study establishes early production recommendations

COLLEGE STATION – After one year of studying organic grain and soybean cropping systems, Texas A&M AgriLife scientists say they know more about what not to do moving forward. Three Texas A&M researchers are using a $475,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to study organic grain and soybean cropping […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — Nov. 21, 2017

COLLEGE STATION – Texas catfish production is down, but that’s not bad news for fish producers around the state, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist, College Station, said Texas catfish producers were slowly entering the annual catfish harvest and production was expected to be down about […]

Angora goat test to begin Dec. 6 with delivery of animals to AgriLife Research station at Sonora

SONORA – The 2018 Texas A&M AgriLife Angora Goat Performance Test is set to begin with delivery of the bucks on Dec. 6 to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, between Sonora and Rocksprings. “This testing program is meant to identify […]

AgriLife Extension sets Dec. 12 wildlife management, conservation workshop at Gail

GAIL – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Borden County Event Center at U.S. Highway 180 and Willow Valley Road in Gail. The workshop is a cooperative programming effort among the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Dawson, Garza, Mitchell and […]

AgriLife to offer wool and mohair workshops in January at San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct two separate educational programs aimed at both the novice and professional in the sheep industry. Wool and Mohair 101 will be a one-day workshop on the basics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo. […]