Kimura named AgriLife Extension state peanut specialist

VERNON – Dr. Emi Kimura has been named the state peanut specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Kimura joined AgriLife Extension in 2015 as an agronomist serving the Rolling Plains and surrounding areas from the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center south of Vernon. Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension program leader and Texas […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 16, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Texas grain producers faced a difficult 2018 as natural and market forces aligned against them, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Drought conditions and high temperatures hurt production as low prices, all-time record yields in the midwestern U.S. and trade uncertainties created a tough market for corn and sorghum growers […]

Asian vegetable trial to determine market, production viability in Texas

OVERTON – Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up for a year-long trial to test the feasibility and profitability of growing Asian vegetables in Texas. Trials will be held at AgriLife facilities in El Paso, Overton, Uvalde and Weslaco.  The study will include Drs. Genhua Niu, AgriLife Research […]

CRP risk management decision aid available through AgriLife Extension

AMARILLO – As Conservation Reserve Program, or CRP, contracts expire, landowners must decide if they should re-enroll acreage, convert it back to farmland or leave it in permanent cover for wildlife and/or grazing, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. An AgriLife Extension publication, After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economical Decisions with Farming and […]

Rancher risk management tool offered, sign-up deadline Nov. 15

AMARILLO – Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance can be a way to protect Texas landowners’ perennial forage for livestock and manage the risks of a constantly changing weather environment, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. DeDe Jones, AgriLife Extension risk management specialist in Amarillo, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk […]

Cattle handling, tick update part of 47th South Central Texas cow-calf clinic Oct. 26

BRENHAM – The  47th annual South Central Texas Cow-Calf Clinic and Trade Show is set for Oct. 26 at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility in Brenham.  Registration is $20 and begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program getting underway at 8 a.m. Registration includes lunch, afternoon social and entry to win a commercial heifer […]

AgriLife Research study: Fumonisin not detrimental to beef cattle diets

AMARILLO – Increasing levels of dietary fumonisin do not adversely affect feedlot cattle performance, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Amarillo. After a tumultuous 2017 corn season resulting in grain price discounts due to fumonisin, Dr. Jenny Jennings, AgriLife Research beef nutritionist in Amarillo, conducted a controlled beef cattle feeding study to […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 10, 2018

COLLEGE STATION –  Cattle prices have been rising following widespread rains and improved winter grazing prospects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. David Anderson, AgriLife Extension livestock marketing economist, College Station, said calf prices have risen in recent weeks due to improving pasture and rangeland conditions and prospects for winter grazing. […]