Texas Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 12, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – A full soil moisture profile and tightened supplies could mean a good year for grain growers, if they can get their crops planted in time, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. MARKET CONDITIONS Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a report […]

Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association meeting set Feb. 26

SAN ANGELO— The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern Rolling Plains Cotton Growers Association annual meeting will be held Feb. 26 at McNease Convention Center, 501 Rio Concho Drive, San Angelo. “The planning committee is excited about this year’s biennial conference,” said Josh Blanek, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Tom Green […]

Continued strong grain demand expected for 2019

WACO – Growing demand in developing markets will help fuel optimism for Texas grain producers this growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Jason Johnson, AgriLife Extension economist at Stephenville, told producers at the recent Blackland Income Growth Conference that world demand for grain products has been steadily growing. “We’ve […]

Haley Kennedy joins District 7 as IPM agent

SAN ANGELO — Haley Kennedy joined District 7 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent on Feb. 1. She is the integrated pest management agent for Runnels and Tom Green counties. “I enjoyed working for AgriLife throughout my undergraduate and graduate education, so I knew I wanted a career working for AgriLife,” Kennedy said. […]

AgriLife Extension study: Forage sorghum silage viable option with sugarcane aphid control

AMARILLO – Forage sorghum silage in the Texas High Plains is a viable option with sugarcane aphid control, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service study. Texas High Plains feedlots and dairies demand large quantities of quality silages. While corn is the predominant silage crop, declining well capacities and pumping restrictions are prompting interest […]

Hill Country land stewardship conference set April 25-26 in Kerrville

KERRVILLE – The Hill Country has its own special needs when it comes to managing livestock and wildlife and incorporating the millions of individuals who come to vacation, hunt and relax in the ranching environments. The sixth annual Hill Country Land Stewardship Conference hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service April 25-26 in Kerrville […]

Boll weevil eradication pioneer Dr. Charles Allen retires from Texas A&M AgriLife

SAN ANGELO — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist Dr. Charles Allen retired last week after three decades of service to the agency. Allen, a professor and associate head of Texas A&M’s entomology department is an award-winning scientist who spent the last 10 years of his career in AgriLife Extension’s District 7, based in San […]

Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo Set Feb. 19-20 in Abilene

ABILENE — The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo will run from Feb.19-20 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Co-sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Abilene Chamber of Commerce,  this free agribusiness event features seminars, equipment demonstrations and 150 vendor booths. This is the 20th year the two […]

AgriLife Extension plans two-hour auxin trainings across state

COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to spring planting, many producers will need to update their training if they are planting dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. To meet those needs, many two-hour auxin trainings are being planned by AgriLife Extension around the state, said […]