Beef cattle producers must be vigilant to mitigate herd health risks

SAN ANTONIO – Beef cattle producers should be observant when conducting annual health vaccination protocols on their cattle, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Though not a statewide threat, the fever tick has resulted in some herds in far South Texas to be subject to a quarantine zone. This topic, as well as […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report — April 18

COLLEGE STATION –  Most of the state’s calf crop is on the ground and looking good amid spring conditions, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle and livestock specialists. Most regions were helped by decent to good rains and warmer-than-usual winter and early spring temperatures, specialists said. Most cattle body condition scores around the […]

Small Grain Field Day April 28 near McGregor

McGREGOR – A Small Grain Field Day is set for April 28 near McGregor. Cost is $10 and includes a steak lunch provided by sponsors. An RSVP is requested by April 25 by calling the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for McLennan County at 254-757-5180. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the field […]

Multi-County Wheat Tour touts Big Country varietal plots

ABILENE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wheat Tour from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 5 at the Taylor County variety test plots. The test plots are located off  Texas Highway 351 on County Road 521, also known as Mesquite Lane. Robert Pritz, AgriLife Extension agent in Taylor County, said a […]

Bush Library Legacy of Ranching exhibit features Texas’ legendary ranches

COLLEGE STATION – The Legacy of Ranching, a comprehensive exhibit covering some of Texas’ most historic ranching operations and featuring a historical perspective of the Texas A&M University animal science department, is on display at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum through Jan. 7. The exhibit showcases the rich history of beef cattle production […]

AgriLife Extension sets Backyard Basics series in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – Aspiring urban farmers can learn everything they need to get off to a good start at the upcoming Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series this May in San Angelo. Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticultural agent for Tom Green County, said all classes start at 6:30 p.m. at the Tom Green […]

New Texas Superstar introduced: Balsamic Blooms

COLLEGE STATION – Basil is a popular backyard herb, and the newest Texas Superstar – Balsamic Blooms basil – represents an exceptional edible plant with ornamental qualities that make it a great addition to any garden, according to horticultural experts. Balsamic Blooms is a versatile basil from new breeding lines, said Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas […]

Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day set for April 29 in San Angelo

SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Concho Valley Master Gardeners will conduct a multi-faceted water conservation program from 10 a.m.-noon April 29 at The Bosque on the Concho, 330 S. Irving St. in San Angelo. The Water Conservation Seminar and Family Day, with the theme Get More Green With Less Blue, is […]

Dual agency rangeland conference set for May 12 in Kerrville

KERRVILLE – Texas A&M AgriLife and the U.S. Forest Service will conduct a conference called Strategic Supplementation Strategies to Enhance Texas Rangelands and Reduce Livestock Production Costs on May 12 in Kerrville. The day starts with check-in from 8:30-9:20 a.m. The program lasts until 3:45 p.m. The event will be at the YO Conference Center, […]

Concho, McCulloch counties set annual Millersview wheat tour for May 4

MILLERSVIEW – It’s wheat tour time and once again the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s long-running Concho/McCulloch County Wheat Tour, set for May 4, has a full slate of speakers. The day’s activities start with registration at 8 a.m., followed by the educational program at 8:30 a.m. in the Millersview Gymnasium, 12199 County Road 6009 […]