Brady Arthur joins AgriLife Extension as agent for Lubbock County

LUBBOCK — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired Brady Arthur as the agricultural and natural resources agent for Lubbock County. Michael Clawson, District 2 AgriLife Extension administrator, will be his supervisor. “Brady’s agricultural background and previous experiences in the industry are a perfect fit with the new direction of this position,” said Clawson. “The […]

2019 Ag Symposium slated for April 16 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County and the Bexar Ag and Natural Resources Committee will present the 2019 Ag Symposium, “Staying Current in the Changing Times,” from 8 a.m.-noon April 16. The program will be conducted by distance learning from the AgriLife Extension office in Suite 208 of the […]

AgriLife Extension’s Reagan County Ag Day set March 26 in Big Lake

BIG LAKE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Reagan County Ag Day will take place March 26 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in Big Lake. Registration will start at 8 a.m.  The event will be at the Reagan County Extension Office, 1430 North Ohio Ave. RSVP by March 22 to 325-884-2335. The $10 fee also may […]

Permian Basin Cotton Conference set Feb. 28 in Stanton

STANTON — The Permian Basin Cotton Conference will be held Feb. 28 at the Martin County Community Center, 301 St. Theresa St. in Stanton. The conference is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Howard, Martin, Midland, Reagan and Upton counties. “All of our cotton producers should plan on attending,” said Tommy […]

Earth-Kind Roses: What’s in a name?

SAN ANGELO — From Greek mythology to Shakespearean sonnets, roses have enchanted humankind and been featured prominently in literature for thousands of years. It’s no surprise that roses rank among the most popular of flowers year-round, although there is always a surge in demand come February. According to the Society of American Florists, 250 million […]

Texas A&M-led study explores the role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

COLLEGE STATION – The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidences of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in […]

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 Crop and Weather Report – Feb. 5, 2019

COLLEGE STATION – Planted cotton acres are expected to be flat or up slightly as the growing season nears, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, College Station, said Texas cotton specialists around the state expect acreage to remain static in most areas. They agree good […]