Texas-bred potatoes headed to grower fields, marketplace

SPRINGLAKE – Texas-bred potatoes were highlighted recently at the 26th annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Program field day near Springlake in the Bruce Barrett potato fields. The potato breeding program is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University department of horticultural sciences under the direction of potato breeder […]

Private water well screenings set for San Jacinto, Liberty, Chambers counties

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas Well Owner Network will present water well screenings in July and August in San Jacinto, Liberty and Chambers counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water tested. The screenings are presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in the counties in collaboration with the Texas […]

Spray drift damage: What landowners need to know

AMARILLO – With summer crop production in full swing, pesticide spray drift can cause damage to neighboring property owners, but they aren’t without recourse, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “‘Tis the season for application of pesticides to increase throughout Texas,” said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, agricultural law specialist in Amarillo. “It is […]

Stocker cattle, wheat conference set for Aug. 1 in Lawton

LAWTON, Oklahoma – With low wheat prices, stocker cattle options for farmers and ranchers take on more importance in the Rolling Plains of Texas and southwestern Oklahoma, said Dr. Emi Kimura, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist in Vernon. Kimura said producers can hear from experts on best management practices during the upcoming Cattle […]

Wildfire recovery meetings set Aug. 3 in northeastern Texas Panhandle

AMARILLO – Almost five months after wildfires ripped across much of the northeastern Texas Panhandle, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a daylong Range Recovery Meeting and Field Discussion. The traveling event is set to cross the fire-stricken counties Aug. 3, beginning with breakfast at 7 a.m. in Pampa and concluding with a […]

Institute to hold July 18 meeting on improving water quality in Mid and Lower Cibolo Creeks

LA VERNIA – The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting a meeting July 18 for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower portions of the Cibolo Creek watershed. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce Hall, 12301 U.S. Highway […]

Agricultural leases to be covered by AgriLife Extension in four workshops

AMARILLO – After such a positive response last year, four new Rancher Leasing Workshops covering grazing, hunting and livestock leases are scheduled across the state by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The free programs are funded by the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center, said Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, AgriLife Extension agricultural law specialist in […]

AgriLife Extension sets range program in Coleman July 27

COLEMAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Coleman County Range, Pasture Herbicide Update and Prescribed Burn Program beginning with registration at 6:15 p.m. July 27 at the Bill Franklin Center in Coleman. The center is at 13152 State Highway 206. “This will be a very timely and topical program, and its […]

Military veteran-oriented farm tour, workshop slated for Aug. 4-5 in Dallas

DALLAS – The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a back-to-back farm tour and workshop in Dallas. The activities, to be held at different locations, are oriented to veterans but also open to beginning farmers and ranchers as well as individuals with disabilities, coordinators said. The farm tour will […]