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 […]

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 […]

Barbecue Summer Camp teaches finer aspects of smoking meat

COLLEGE STATION – Who says summer camp is just for youth? At Texas A&M University, adults flocked to summer barbecue camp in College Station by the hundreds to find out how to cook great beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken and other cuts of meat suited best for the pit. Barbecue Summer Camp is so popular […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – June 6

COLLEGE STATION – Moisture levels in most of the state appear adequate or better, but producers in some areas are still hoping for rain. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, state climatologist, College Station, said rain events over the past two weeks delivered quality rains to much of the state, benefitting Texas crops and available surface water. Some […]

Stiles Farm Field Day to feature high/low input farming techniques

THRALL – The Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 20 will feature the latest innovations in corn, sorghum and cotton production using low and high input methods, plus presentations on herd bull selection and cattle marketing. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is […]

AgriLife Research receives USDA-NIFA grant for phenotyping tool development

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research will receive $490,000 over a three-year period as part of an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV, project grant to develop analytical tools and determine if these can help select superior corn varieties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded the grant funds, which […]