Redmon among Texas A&M honorees at annual crop, soil science conference

ASA Fellow  Larry Redmon, Ph.D., will be named an ASA Fellow on Nov. 12. Redmon is the associate department head and AgriLife Extension program leader for the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M, administering one of the largest agronomic extension units in the country. He also serves as the AgriLife Extension state […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – Oct. 30, 2019

CENTRAL: Conditions were dry with some light showers and dropping temperatures. Some areas reported 2.5 inches of rain. Sticky field conditions due to recent rains were reported in some areas. Nearly all counties reported very short soil moisture levels. Fieldwork and small (hyphen) grain planting began, and cotton harvest was wrapping up. Producers continued planting […]

Painter new AgriLife Extension agent for Shackleford County

Starting Nov. 11, Kloey Cargill Painter will be the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent for Shackleford County.  “We are excited to have Kloey as the Shackelford County agent,” said Marty Gibbs, District 7 AgriLife Extension administrator, San Angelo. “Her experiences in Brewster, Jeff Davis and Throckmorton counties will be invaluable […]

Land and Livestock Workshop set Nov. 21 in Comstock

Topics to include wild pigs, post-anthrax deer management The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a multi-county land and livestock program on Nov. 21 in Comstock.  Presented by the AgriLife Extension offices of Terrell and Val Verde counties, the event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., with registration at 9:30 a.m. It will be […]

Citrus greening quarantine expands to Brazoria, Galveston counties

TDA set up a webpage that provides all relevant information about the tree disease and a fact sheet that covers frequently asked questions.  William Johnson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulture agent in Galveston County, said homeowners in quarantined counties can still purchase citrus from local garden centers, but home citrus growers must ensure each plant purchased […]

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

Pasture, Rangeland and Forage, or PRF, insurance is a risk policy designed to provide annual protection for farmers and ranchers who rely on forage products to support their cattle operations, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “In the face of uncertain weather conditions, insurance becomes a critical component in producers’ risk management portfolios,” […]