New Texas A&M AgriLife sweetclover variety – Silver River Sweetclover – paradise for pollinators

TALOGA, OKLAHOMA – Donning his beekeeper suit, Charles Touchstone, of Arapaho, Oklahoma, stepped a few feet inside a buzzing 90-acre field of Silver River Sweetclover planted for seed production near Taloga, Oklahoma. Some of the lacy white flowered shoots busy with bees stretched above his 6-foot frame. Silver River Sweetclover is a new Texas A&M […]

Attoyac Bayou Stakeholder meeting set July 13 in Nacogdoches County

NACOGDOCHES – The Attoyac Bayou Watershed Partnership will meet July 13 to discuss Attoyac Bayou Watershed Protection Plan implementation opportunities with stakeholders. The free meeting will be from 6-8 p.m. at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Conference Facility, 2302 N.W. Stallings Drive in Nacogdoches. It is hosted by the Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M […]

Texas A&M AgriLife partners with Tunisia to improve soil management

COLLEGE STATION – Improving the livelihood of small-acreage landholders is the goal of recent trips to Tunisia by Texas A&M AgriLife faculty members focusing on soil management and sustainability in cereal crops to improve the country’s overall economics. Fostered by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis and the U.S. Department of State, a pilot partnership was […]

AgriLife Extension announces new 2017 crop hail-out and replant guide

LUBBOCK – The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author.   Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock, said Texas farmers in the Lubbock and South Plains region regularly face the risk of hailed-out crops this time of year.  When […]

AgriLife Extension’s Schleicher County 4-H team takes national wool judging title

SONORA – The Schleicher County 4-H senior wool judging team won the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently with a combined score of 1,809 points. The contest and its sister competition, the 17th annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 80th annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 13-15. Winning Schleicher County […]

High, low input farming discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

THRALL – Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest in production agriculture at the Stiles Farm, which serves as a teaching platform […]

Bermuda grass program slated for June 27 in Floresville

FLORESVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot and Hay Management Program June 27 in Floresville. The free program, sponsored by the AgriLife Extension offices in Atascosa, Bexar and Guadalupe counties, will be from 5:30-8 p.m. at Wehe Farms, 559 County Road 406. “We have had sufficient rain […]

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 9 at various locations. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 20

COLLEGE STATION – Pest problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for pests, said […]

AgriLife Extension sets range, brush program July 6 in Brownwood

BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Brown County Range and Brush Program July 6 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 U.S. Highway 377 South in Brownwood. Registration will start at 3:30 p.m. with the program following from 4-9 p.m. “Brush encroachment into our pastures continues to be an expensive problem […]