Houston Urban Food Production Conference July 27

HOUSTON –  The Houston Urban Food Production Conference, covering commercial and backyard food growing, as well as selling produce, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 27 at the University of Houston Downtown campus, 201 Girard St. in Houston. Sponsors are the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative […]

Texas A&M releases new Ace cowpea

OVERTON – A new forage cowpea variety – Ace – blends a number of desirable characteristics into into a well-rounded option for livestock, wildlife and improved soil health, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research expert. Ace is a small-seed cowpea cultivar developed for forage and hay production, as a cover crop and as a […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 10, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Cotton producers who planted Bt pest-resistant varieties in some parts of the state are seeing damage from bollworms, so vigilant monitoring and management may be necessary to prevent losses, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.  Dr. David Kerns, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management state coordinator in College Station, said there […]

Continued drought could lead to culling herds

OVERTON – Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist, Overton, said a shortage of forage and hay could mean producers will be forced to reduce herd numbers. Having a plan to cull […]

Farm bill cotton decision workshop July 18 in Uvalde

UVALDE – A Uvalde workshop scheduled for July 18 will help cotton producers understand new rules in dealing with generic acres and production as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which amended the 2014 Farm Bill adding seed cotton as a covered commodity The workshop is free and will begin at 9 a.m. […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – July 3, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions continue to persist in much of the state as this summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest on record, according to the Texas state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station, said parts of the state received rains that improved moisture levels while other areas continued […]

Veterinary school tour part of Beef Cattle Short Course youth track program

COLLEGE STATION – A tour of the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will be part of an in-depth youth track component of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 6-8 in College Station. The youth track program is open to students ages 13 to 18 and is limited to 45 […]

Annual East Texas Horticultural Field Day draws ornamental, vegetable gardeners

OVERTON – White pentas were among the highlights for Kathy Harris, one of the more than 300 attendees at the recent East Texas Horticultural Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Harris made the trip from Dallas after an invitation from her aunt, Patsy Lancaster, of Hughes Springs. Lancaster […]

Beef cattle production seminar June 28 at Weslaco

WESLACO – South Texas beef producers will learn more about the outlook for the cattle market outlook and adding value to marketing their livestock at a beef cattle production seminar June 28 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, 2415 U.S. Highway 83. The free event, which includes lunch, is hosted […]

Patil elected new horticulture for human health chair

COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Bhimu Patil, head of the Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center at Texas A&M University in College Station, has been elected chair of horticulture for human health for the International Society for Horticultural Sciences, or ISHS. Headquartered in Belgium, the newly restructured division launched by the ISHS Council and Executive Committee consists […]