Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall

THRALL – Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall. The field day is hosted by the Stiles Farm Foundation and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. There is no registration […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 22, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a rollercoaster ride of a growing season as weather conditions and domestic and export markets remain uncertain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said a price rally on corn this spring has brought prices […]

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas A&M University. The event was held on the university campus and included guests of honor B.F. Yeates, Dr. Pete Gibbs and Dr. Gary Potter, […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo youth component gearing up with hands-on learning

SAN ANGELO – Hands-on instruction will be the capstone for this year’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Youth Program sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, set for 8:30 a.m. Aug. 18 in the Auto Wrangler Sale Pavilion located on the San Angelo Fairgrounds, organizers said. Marty Vahlenkamp, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent […]

Elysian Fields ISD students receive Junior Master Gardener certificates

COLLEGE STATION – A year’s worth of participation in the Junior Master Gardener program came to a close for a group of middle school students who visited the Texas A&M University horticulture department in College Station and took part in a certificate ceremony. Middle school students, parents, faculty and school board members from Elysian Fields […]

AgriLife Extension offers two June water programs for professionals, homeowners

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County has two water programs planned in San Angelo during June — the first targets professional irrigators, the second is for homeowners. The Texas Water Star Conference for landscape professionals will be 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 8. Individual registration is $30 due upon […]

Brittni Littlejohn receives 2018 Sorensen Achievement Award

OVERTON – Brittni Littlejohn, a Texas A&M University department of animal science graduate research assistant at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, is recipient of the 2018 A. M. “Tony” Sorensen Jr. Achievement Award. The award recognizes the most outstanding graduating doctoral student of physiology of reproduction within Texas A&M’s animal sciences […]

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction, during a reception and dinner at Texas A&M, was part of the 2018 Corrigan-Goddard Foundation Entrepreneurial Dreams Symposium at the […]

AgriLife scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that plays a pivotal role in plant and human gene expression that causes life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Their findings could lead to more targeted therapies and help […]

Resistant varieties, beneficial predators can help producers win sugarcane aphid battle

AMARILLO – While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties and beneficial predators could provide a solution. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist at Amarillo, recently authored  “Interactive effects of crop variety, insecticide […]