Big data on parasites takes big leap forward 

Texas A&M AgriLife joins effort to digitize North American parasite collections Parasites are more than just bites and stings – as vectors of diseases like malaria, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, they play important roles in human, wildlife and livestock health. A new initiative created by the National Science Foundation will collect “big data” […]

Private water well screening set for Oct. 15 in Orange

The Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, is hosting a water well screening Oct. 15 in Orange to give area residents whose water wells flooded from the recent rains the opportunity to have their well water screened. The screening will be from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Orange County, […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Sept. 25, 2019

CENTRAL: The district experienced another week of severe drought. Overcast skies and humidity produced dewy mornings, but the district missed out on rain from Tropical Storm Imelda. Many counties were under a burn ban. Producers were preparing for winter wheat planting. The ground was too hard to work seedbeds in some areas. Hay producers were […]

Fall County Cattle Management program is Oct. 3 in Gainesville

Contact: Marty Morgan, 940-668-5412,  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Cooke County will host its annual Fall Beef Cattle Management program Oct. 3 in Gainesville. The event will be at the Cooke County Fairgrounds, 1901 Justice Center Blvd., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25. A New […]

Howard County field day set Oct. 8 in Big Spring

BIG SPRING —  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Howard County Range Committee will hold a free Howard County field day on Oct.8 with a focus on brush control.  Registration for the program will begin at 8 a.m. Participants should meet at the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex, 2411 Echols St. in Big Spring.  Lunch […]

Hemp to highlight Nov. 5 conference in Wichita Falls

VERNON – A Rolling Plains Industrial Hemp Conference will be held Nov. 5 by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at the Sikes Lake Center at Midwestern State University at Wichita Falls. To get to the site, follow U.S. Hwy. 287 to Kell W. Boulevard. Take Taft Boulevard exit off U.S. Hwy. 277 S. and […]

Birding the Hills set Oct. 7-11 in Hill Country

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold a multi-day birding workshop Oct. 7-11 in Fredericksburg. “This is ideal for bird watchers and nature photographers,” said Emily Grant, AgriLife Extension agent, Val Verde County.  “Participants will engage with expert speakers and be able to observe birds on private land not previously open to the […]

AgriLife Research study: Harvest management can enhance sorghum silage value

AMARILLO – Forage sorghum silage is an alternative to corn silage due to its drought tolerance, but management is key to making the silage valuable, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Jourdan Bell, Ph.D., agronomist jointly appointed to both AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Amarillo, planted 92 sorghum hybrids along […]