Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 27

COLLEGE STATION – Disease problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for plant […]

Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

COLLEGE STATION – A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations. The aging baby boomer population is increasing the importance of mobility issues, including transportation, to society, the researchers said, also noting studies are needed to examine potential alternatives to increase […]

New Texas A&M AgriLife sweetclover variety – Silver River Sweetclover – paradise for pollinators

TALOGA, OKLAHOMA – Donning his beekeeper suit, Charles Touchstone, of Arapaho, Oklahoma, stepped a few feet inside a buzzing 90-acre field of Silver River Sweetclover planted for seed production near Taloga, Oklahoma. Some of the lacy white flowered shoots busy with bees stretched above his 6-foot frame. Silver River Sweetclover is a new Texas A&M […]

High, low input farming discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

THRALL – Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest in production agriculture at the Stiles Farm, which serves as a teaching platform […]

Brush control, chute-side, fencing demonstrations planned for Beef Cattle Short Course

COLLEGE STATION – Live cattle working, fence building, tractor equipment and Brush Busters demonstrations are among several activities planned for the 63rd Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 7-9 at Texas A&M University in College Station. All demonstrations will be Aug. 9 at various locations. They will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 20

COLLEGE STATION – Pest problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample rains, but the weather is also setting the stage for pests, said […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 13

UVALDE – Despite typical troubles for individual growers, the Texas watermelon crop appears to be performing on time and without many problems, said Dr. Larry Stein, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist, Uvalde. Stein said the Texas watermelon crop was “looking good” and has avoided many of the disease problems that have plagued other crops […]

Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates 50 years at Overton Research and Extension Center July 12

OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton will celebrate 50 years as the agricultural science and education headquarters for East Texas on July 12. A ceremony is planned at 1:15 p.m. at the center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053, to recognize the half-century of research that has helped guide cattle, […]

Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in decline

TEMPLE – There is an alarming trend on America’s rangelands due to grazing and changing climate, and it’s already costing producers almost $2 billion annually, according to recently published work by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist in Temple. Dr. Jay Angerer, an AgriLife Research rangeland ecologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension […]

East Side Row Crop Tour set for June 16 in Asa

ASA – The East Side Row Crop Tour is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon June 16 in Asa. The tour is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service row crop committees in McLennan and Falls counties. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the field. To get to the field, from the E. Leona […]