Livestock producers should be aware of small-headed sneezeweed

COLLEGE STATION – One plant currently flowering across different parts of the state is poisonous and should be of concern to ranchers, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Small-headed sneezeweed, which falls in the sunflower family, is a native, warm-season annual that grows statewide except for the East Texas Piney Woods and […]

Texas A&M AgriLife officials: Unmanned air systems could boost crop production

DALLAS — Unmanned aircraft systems, known as drones or UAS, could be an important tool in boosting agricultural production to accommodate a roughly 30 percent global population increase to 9 billion people by 2050. That was the message delivered by Bob Avant at the 2017 Texas UAS Summit May 10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison […]

Registration open for Statewide Quail Symposium Aug. 16-18 in Abilene

ABILENE – The Statewide Quail Symposium is set for Aug. 16-18 in Abilene and registration is now open, organizers said. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service symposium will be at the MCM Elegante Hotel, 4250 Ridgemont Dr. “This major event gathers experts in quail management, research and conservation together to address topical questions being asked […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for June 1 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY–The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1 in Wimberley for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Blanco River and Cypress Creek watershed areas. The morning session will be at the Johnson Hall at the Wimberley […]

Lubbock AgriLife Research soil scientist seeks optimum soil fertility solutions

LUBBOCK – Dr. Katie Lewis is going for the triple-whammy against negative soil fertility issues on the Texas High Plains. When it comes to applying fertilizer, Lewis, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research soil scientist at Lubbock, is seeking to optimize its positive aspects while easing the sometimes negative effects on farmers’ wallets and the environment. […]

AgriLife Extension promoting hurricane preparation for livestock, equine owners

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have produced videos and publications to help ranchers and other horse and/or livestock owners prepare for a hurricane. “The week of May 7-13 is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and AgriLife Extension is helping promote it by reminding Texans to be mindful of what they need to […]

Agricultural workshop for military, others slated for May 20 in Killeen

KILLEEN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in cooperation with the Texas AgrAbility Project and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will present an agricultural  workshop May 20 in Killeen. The workshop, From Battleground to Breaking Ground: A Transformational Journey, is designed for active duty and veteran military service members but is open to others, […]

South Plains bug scout school set May 25 in Lubbock

LUBBOCK – The South Plains Scout School conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be May 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock. Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Lubbock, said registration is at 8 a.m. followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. […]